Dr. Armin Sandhoevel
Dr Armin Sandhövel has been engaged in energy topics since 1994. He was previously Head of Carbon Risk, and led the risk management of renewable energy, at Dresdner Bank AG. In 2001 Dr. Sandhövel joined the Allianz Group. From 2007 until 2013, he was CEO of Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH, where he now serves as a member of the Board of Administration. Since September 2012 he has held the position of CIO Infrastructure Equity at Allianz Global Investors GmbH. Under his lead, the first renewable energy fund of AllianzGI – the Allianz Renewable Energy Fund S.A. SICAV-SIF (AREF) – was successfully put in place during the summer of 2013. Together with his dedicated team he set up AREF 2, for which the fundraising process has already started. He has accumulated more than 20 years of specific expertise in investment management, emissions trading and renewable energy financing. Moreover, he is a member of the board of directors of the German Energy Agency (dena), among others. Furthermore, Armin advises several carbon-related funds as well as national and international institutions and is, last but not least, Counsellor of the German Chapter of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.