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Kustaa Äimä, Director, born in 1971, holds a masters degree in economics from University of Helsinki, Finland. Before launching KJK in 2010, specializing in private equity investments, Kustaa gained fifteen years of professional experience in various leading European financial institutions including Danske Bank and the ING Group. Kustaa serves as a director or board member of several companies, investment vehicles and funds across the Baltic countries, Finland, Luxembourg and the Balkan region.

Jaakko Salmelin, Director and Conducting Officer, born in 1980, holds a Masters degree in Finance from Helsinki School of Economics, Finland. Before co-launching KJK Group in 2010, Jaakko gained over nine years of professional experience from Danske Capital, where he worked first as an analyst and later as a fund manager for several frontier and emerging market funds domiciled in both Finland and Luxembourg. Among other things he co-launched and co-managed a pioneering Balkan fund in 2004. Jaakko serves as a director or board member of several companies across the Baltic countries, Finland, Luxembourg and the Balkan region.

Martynas Cesnavicius, Director, born 1972, resides in Vilnius, Lithuania. Martynas graduated from Vilnius University’s Faculty of Economics with a degree in Banking and Finance and speaks Lithuanian, English, and Russian fluently. Until 2002 he worked for Möller Invest, a Norwegian private investment firm and since 2003 he has been actively serving as a member of the management bodies of the investment vehicles related to KJK and Amber Trust. Currently, he serves as a board member of several public and private companies based in the Baltic region, Norway, Bulgaria and Slovenia. Martynas holds significant corporate management and merger and acquisitions experience from both private and public equity markets across Eastern Europe.

Olivier de Gassart, Director and Conducting Officer, born in 1981 in France, resides in Luxembourg. Olivier holds a Master of Science in Finance from ESC Montpellier Business school as well as a Master in Audit, Accounting and Control from Montpellier University. Olivier also holds a Bachelor degree from La Trobe University Australia in International Business. Before joining KJK Group, Olivier has been Financial Information Officer at Astorg, a French Private Equity Fund manager. Prior to Astorg, Olivier served as an auditor and advisor at EY for 8 years, where he specialised in Private Equity. Olivier heads the Luxembourg Office, acting as Conducting Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Olivier is also actively involved in the investment team.

Pierre Gobinet, Conducting Officer Risk Management and Valuation, born in 1991 in France, resides in Luxembourg. Pierre holds a Master degree in Business Management from Grenoble Ecole de Management with a specialization in Corporate Finance.Before joining KJK Group, Pierre worked as an auditor at EY Luxembourg for almost 5 years where he served Commercial Companies and Private Equity clients.

Hannah Drews, Corporate and Compliance Manager at KJK Capital Luxembourg S.A., born in 1992 in Antwerp, resides in Luxembourg. Hannah holds an honour’s degree from Maastricht University in Political Science and International Relations.Prior to joining KJK in 2018, Hannah worked as a paralegal at Vistra, a Luxembourg trust, fiduciary, corporate and fund service provider.

Rebeka Mocnik, Risk Management and Valuation Manager, born in 1991, resides in Luxembourg. Rebeka holds an International Master in Business Administration with specialization in Finance from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.Prior to joining KJK, she worked at EY Luxembourg providing audit services to private equity funds. She started her career as part of rotational internship program at Triton Partners in London and Luxembourg, and gained her experience as financial advisory consultant at PwC Ljubljana.

Natalija Jagic, Corporate Secretary at KJK Capital Luxembourg S.A. was born in Croatia in 1989 and now resides in Luxembourg. Natalija holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Before joining KJK Group in 2019, Natalija worked as an administrative assistant in the fund accounting department of IQ-EQ Luxembourg S.A., a Luxembourgish fund service provider.

James Steven, Accounting Manager, born in 1967, resides in Germany, holds a BA in Accounting from Strathclyde University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Prior to joining KJK,  James worked as a Financial Manager with Vistra, a Luxembourg trust, fiduciary, corporate and fund service provider.

Kateryna Konoplova, Accountant,  born in 1985 resides in Luxembourg. Kateryna holds a Master of Banking and Finance from Luxembourg School of Finance and a Master in Accounting and Audit from Kyiv National Economic University. Before joining KJK , Kateryna served as fund accountant in Luxembourg. Before moving to Luxembourg she had been working as accountant in different private companies in Ukraine.