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Joern Nikolay

Managing Director,
Head of Munich
Munich

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Joern Nikolay is a Managing Director and leads General Atlantic’s business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as part of the EMEA team. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2008, Joern was an Associate at TA Associates in London. Before that, he was a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company in Düsseldorf, and an Analyst at Morgan Stanley in Frankfurt.

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Christian Figge

Managing Director Munich

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Christian Figge is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2012, Christian was a Research Assistant at the Technical University of Munich with a focus on empirical entrepreneurial finance topics. Before that, he worked at BC Partners and L.E.K. Consulting where he concentrated on the business services, healthcare, and industrial sectors.

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Achim Berg

Operating Partner Munich

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Achim Berg is an Operating Partner at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s EMEA investment team and portfolio companies. He also serves as President of BITKOM, Germany’s Federal Association of Information Technology, Telecommunications, and New Media. Before joining General Atlantic in 2016, Achim was Chief Executive Officer of arvato AG, a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann SE. Earlier in his career, he held a number of senior management positions at Microsoft, including Corporate Vice President of the Windows Phone division, General Manager of Microsoft Germany, and Area Vice President of Microsoft International. Prior to that, Achim served on the Executive Board of T-Com and worked at leading technology companies, including Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH, Dell Deutschland GmbH, and Bull AG.

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Christian Osterland

Vice President Munich

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Christian Osterland is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland across all sectors. Before joining General Atlantic in 2015, Christian was an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan in London.

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Christopher Apfel

Senior Associate Munich

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Christopher Apfel is a Senior Associate at General Atlantic. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2018, Christopher was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company.

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Julia Denig

Senior Associate Munich

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Julia Denig is a Senior Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in EMEA. Before joining General Atlantic in 2019, Julia was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Munich, Germany.

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Anna Schulte

Associate Munich

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Anna Schulte is an Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the EMEA region. Before joining General Atlantic in 2019, Anna was an Analyst at Citigroup Global Markets Europe in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Adrian Stehnkuhl

Associate Munich

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Adrian Stehnkuhl is an Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the EMEA region. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Adrian was a Consultant at Bain & Company in Berlin.

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Heiner Stinner

Associate Munich

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Heiner Stinner is an Associate at General Atlantic. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2019, Heiner was a Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Berlin.

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Lena Hinkelmann

Analyst Munich

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Lena Hinkelmann is an Analyst at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the EMEA region. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Lena was an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt, Germany.

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