Supervisory Board / Senior Advisors

Our Senior Advisors support us in networking efforts and are trusted partners for the discussion of general technical and industry issues. In coordination with the client, Senior Advisors can be involved in a specific project based on individual non-disclosure agreements.

C. Bernt Sannwald

C. Bernt Sannwald is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ValueTrust Financial Advisors SE as well as the founder and managing director of Sannwald & Compagnie and advises a broad range of clients in corporate transactions.  He has more than 30 years' experience in providing advice on corporate finance to German and international companies as well as private and public investors.

Olaf Hoffmann

Olaf Hoffmann is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ValueTrust Financial Advisors SE as well as CEO and president of Dorsch Holding GmbH and shareholder in the "Dorsch Group". He has also been a member of the board of directors as well as the presidium of the Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ghorfa) since 2009 in which he has also been the vice-president since 2012.

Sina Afra

Sina Afra is a Member of the the Supervisory Board of ValueTrust Financial Advisors SE as well as co-founder and CEO of Markafoni, the first and leading flash sales website in Turkey. Mr. Afra worked previously for more than 5 years for eBay and for KPMG for more than 12 years.  He is an active business angel who has received several awards and invests through Akinon in Turkish start-ups.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Ballwieser

Wolfgang Ballwieser is a Senior Advisor to ValueTrust as well as professor emeritus at the Munich school of management at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich where he focuses on accounting and enterprise valuation. He is the author of numerous publications about accounting and enterprise valuation and has a broad range of practical experience in both fields.

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schwetzler

Bernhard Schwetzler is a Senior Advisor to ValueTrust as well as professor at the chair of financial management at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Finance. He is chairman of the expert groups "Corporate Transactions and Valuation" and "Fairness Opinions" in the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (DVFA).

Prof. Dr. Ewald Aschauer

Ewald Aschauer is a Senior Advisor to ValueTrust as well as professor at the chair of system stability and corporate monitoring of the University of Linz. Furthermore he is a member of the working group on business valuation of the Austrian chamber of public accountants and tax advisors which publishes the Austrian standard for business valuations (KFS BW 1).