Partner, Chief People Officer
Kirsta Anderson is Partners Group's Chief People Officer and Global Head of the Human Resources business department, based in Zug and London. She is a member of the Executive Team, the Global Executive Board and is also the Co-Chair of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining Partners Group, she was a Senior Partner at Korn Ferry, where she built and led their global Culture Transformation practice. Before that she led global client relationships in the telecoms and financial services sectors and advanced the firm's talent management practice. She holds a master's degree in Philosophy of Science from Stanford University, California, USA and a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Sociology from New York University, USA.
Partner, Co-Head Client Solutions
Sarah Brewer is Co-Head of the Client Solutions business department, Co-Head of the European Client Solutions business unit and Head of Client Solutions for the UK, based in London. She is a member of the Executive Team. She has been with Partners Group since 2008 and has 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, she worked at Bloomberg LP. She holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford, UK.
Partner, Chief Risk Officer, Head Portfolio Solutions
Roberto Cagnati is Partners Group's Chief Risk Officer and Head of the Portfolio Solutions business department, based in Zug. He is a member of the Executive Team, the Global Portfolio Committee, the Global Executive Board, as well as Deputy Chairman of the Private Markets Relative Value Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 2004 and has 18 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, Roberto worked at Deutsche Bank Asset Management and Credit Suisse Private Banking in the alternative investment space. He holds a master's degree in economics with a specialization in statistics and financial markets from the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Partner, Head Private Infrastructure
Juri Jenkner is Head of the Private Infrastructure business department, based in Zug. He is a member of the Executive Team and the Global Executive Board. He is also a member of the Global Investment Committee and Chairman of the Private Infrastructure Investment Committee. Previously, he served as Co-Head of the Private Debt business department and Head of the European Private Debt business unit. He has been with Partners Group since 2004 and has 21 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Privatbankiers Merck Finck & Co. He holds a master's degree in finance from the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich, Switzerland. He is also a certified European financial analyst.
Partner, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Head Corporate Operations
Andreas Knecht is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Partners Group, based in Zug. He is Head of the Corporate Operations business department and a member of the Executive Team and Global Executive Board. Andreas has been with Partners Group since 2009 and has 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked as an attorney at a number of different law firms, including Niederer Kraft & Frey, Zurich, advising corporate clients in M&A and financing matters, and as co-lead at Man Group's Continental Europe legal team. He holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and an LL.M. from New York University, USA. He is also admitted to the Swiss bar.
Partner, Chief Executive Officer and Head Private Equity
David Layton is the Chief Executive Officer of Partners Group, based in the firm's Americas headquarters in Colorado. He leads the Executive Team and the Global Executive Board. He is also the Head of the Private Equity business department and member of the Global Investment Committee. Previously, he was the Head of Partners Group's Private Equity business in the Americas and has represented Partners Group on the Board of Directors of several of the firm's portfolio companies, including Universal Services of America, Nobel Learning Communities, MicroPoise Measurement Systems, Cabot Credit Management, Pacific Bells, and Strategic Partners. David has been with Partners Group since 2005 and has 18 years of industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management.
Partner, Head Client Services
Marlis Morin is Head of the Client Services business department, based in Singapore, and is a member of the Executive Team and the Global Executive Board. She has been with Partners Group since 2003 and has 27 years of industry experience, having previously built and headed the firm's Group Internal Audit function. She also opened Partners Group's services and operations hub in Manila. Prior to joining Partners Group, Marlis worked at Credit Suisse Asset Management Funds as Head of Marketing Services for the European Retail Marketing, at Raiffeisen Landesbank Suedtirol and at Raiffeisenkasse Eisacktal. She holds a master's degree in international economics and business studies from the University of Innsbruck, Austria and Marquette University in Wisconsin, USA.
Hans Ploos van Amstel
Partner, Chief Financial Officer, Head Group Finance and Corporate Development
Hans Ploos van Amstel is the Chief Financial Officer of Partners Group, based in Zug. He is Head of the Group Finance & Corporate Development business department and a member of the Executive Team and Global Executive Board, with 31 years of relevant experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, Hans was CFO of Adecco Group, Switzerland, from 2015 to 2020. He started his career in Finance at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in the Netherlands in 1989. Between 1992 and 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility in P&G across Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2003, he joined Levi Strauss & Co. in Belgium, as Vice President Finance & Operation Europe, and moved to the USA as global Chief Financial Officer in 2005. He was CFO of COFRA Group from 2009 to 2013, before acting as co-CEO of C&A Europe for a transition period until 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Economische Hogeschool of Eindhoven, and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from the University of Brabant, both in the Netherlands.