After seven years as Managing Director and CEO, Gehling is leaving of his own accord and in the best mutual understanding with the owners and the Advisory Board in order to pursue new opportunities in the future.
Arwed Fischer, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Dr. Peters Group, deeply regrets the resignation of the CEO: "With Anselm Gehling leaving, we’re losing a very successful and experienced manager who has ensured the continued existence of Dr. Peters Group, in particular after the sudden death of the company founder Jürgen Salamon in 2012. We would like to thank Anselm Gehling for his outstanding commitment and his exceptionally successful work. We wish him all the best for the future and continued success.”
Gehling, a lawyer, moved from the law firm Luther to Dr. Peters Group as COO in 2011 and took over as CEO in 2012. With more than 20 subsidiaries, he navigated the group safely through the global shipping crisis and initiated the extensive and complex transformation of the investment house into a fully regulated investment manager with its own capital management company which meets all new regulatory requirements. Today, Dr. Peters Group is active in Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and London.
Anselm Gehling spearheaded the expansion of the product portfolio at an early stage. He introduced new investments such as the placement of a multi-aircraft fund traded at the London Stock Exchange aimed at institutional clients. He was also able to win Asian investors for maritime funds of Dr. Peters Group. Under his leadership, the Group made the transition from a national issuing house to a highly regarded international manufactory for real asset investments.
In future, Kristina Salamon (31) will lead the group as spokeswoman of the management board alongside the managing directors Markus Koch and Dr. Albert Tillmann. After six years, a member of the owner family is now back at the helm of the company. This emphasizes in particular the continued long-term commitment of the Salamon family to the Dr. Peters Group.