Leadership - AMG Corporate


Management Board

Dr. Heinz Schimmelbusch

Dr. Heinz C. Schimmelbusch


Dr. Schimmelbusch was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board on November 21, 2006, and he was reappointed in 2021 for a term of two (2) years, effective May 6, 2021. He has served in a similar capacity for businesses comprising AMG since 1998. Dr. Schimmelbusch also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of various companies. Dr. Schimmelbusch served as Chairman of Metallgesellschaft AG from 1989 until he resigned in 1993. His directorships have included Allianz Versicherung AG, Mobil Oil AG, Teck Corporation, Methanex Corporation and MMC Norilsk Nickel. Dr. Schimmelbusch served as a member of the Presidency of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Presidency of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Dr. Schimmelbusch received his graduate degree (with distinction) and his doctorate (magna cum laude) from the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Eric Jackson

Mr. Eric E. Jackson

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Jackson was appointed a member of the AMG Management Board on April 1, 2007. He was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer on November 9, 2011 and reappointed to the AMG Management Board for a term of four years on May 6, 2021. Mr. Jackson has served in various senior management positions for businesses now owned by AMG since 1996, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer of Metallurg, Inc. He previously held senior management positions at Phibro, a division of Salomon Inc., Louis Dreyfus Corporation and Cargill Incorporated in Canada and the United States. Mr. Jackson received a BS degree in Economics and an MBA, both from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Jackson M. Dunckel

Mr. Jackson M. Dunckel

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Dunckel was appointed Chief Financial Officer of AMG on February 1, 2016 and a member of the AMG Management Board on May 4, 2016. He was reappointed to the AMG Management Board for a term of four years on May 6, 2020. Mr. Dunckel joined AMG from the Macquarie Group Limited where he served as Managing Director and U.S. Head of Chemicals from 2010 to 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Dunckel held various senior level positions at JP Morgan Chase since 1995, including Executive Director, Investment Banking Coverage. Mr. Dunckel graduated, cum laude, with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from the University of California and completed his MBA in International Finance at the Leonard Stern School of Business in 1995.

Supervisory Board

Professor Steve Hanke

Professor Steve Hanke

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Born in 1942, Professor Hanke was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2013. He is a Professor of Applied Economics and Founder & Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. Professor Hanke is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., and is Chairman Emeritus of the Friedberg Mercantile Group, Inc. in Toronto, Canada. His former positions include Professor, Colorado School of Mines; Professor, the University of California, Berkeley; and Senior Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisers (Ronald Reagan). He was appointed Chairman of AMG’s Supervisory Board in 2019.

Mr. Willem Van Hassel

Mr. Willem van Hassel

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Born in 1946, Mr. van Hassel joined AMG’s Supervisory Board in 2017 and was appointed Vice Chairman in 2018. He is a Dutch citizen and obtained his Law Degree at Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1964. Until 2000, for nearly 30 years, Mr. van Hassel has practised in various legal areas, amongst which company law in general, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders and board room disputes, reorganisations and (receiverships in) bankruptcy cases, structuring of public-private partnerships and privatizations. During his legal career he has always combined his counseling activities with litigation, both in court cases and arbitration. He has acted as counsel to Dutch Parliament as well as the Dutch Accounting Office. In the early 1990’s, he was president of the Netherlands Bar Association. During the last four years of his legal career he was chairman and managing partner of Trenité Van Doorne, at the time one of the Dutch leading law firms. Until 2000 he was also a Deputy Judge with the Rotterdam District Court. Furthermore Mr. van Hassel gets appointments by the Enterprise Chamber of the Court of Appeals in Amsterdam as an independent investigator/ temporary board member in mismanagement suits and shareholders deadlocks. In various capacities he is actively involved with the developments in the field of good governance. He is also editor of the Toolkit Commissariaat (a practical guide for supervisory directors) and serves and has served on various supervisory boards, including Eurocommercial Properties NV until recently.

Mr. Willem Van Hassel

Mr. Herb Depp

Born in 1944, Mr. Depp was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2013. He served from 2004 – 2011 as Vice President of Commercial Aircraft Programs at GE Aviation. Prior to this, Mr. Depp was Vice President of GE Aviation Operations and Vice President, Marketing and Sales for GE Aircraft Engines. Prior to joining GEAE, Mr. Depp was President of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and President of Polaris Aircraft Leasing. Mr. Depp was previously sales manager for Douglas Aircraft Company, responsible for sales of DC-10 aircraft through the United States. Mr. Depp earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology from California State University at Fresno in 1966 and a master’s degree in personnel management from Central Michigan University in 1975. An officer in the United States Air Force, Mr. Depp was a pilot and member of the Presidential Squadron.

Mr. Willem Van Hassel

Dr. Donatella Ceccarelli

Born in 1959, Dr. Donatella Ceccarelli was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2014. She is the Chairwoman of the Executive Board of the Flick Foundation (Flick Privatstiftung), Vienna Austria, a private asset management firm overseeing the Flick family investments. Prior to this, from 2008 to 2011, Dr. Ceccarelli was a Global Wealth Management Director at Merrill Lynch International Bank Ltd., Milan, Italy. Dr. Ceccarelli was an Executive Director at Lehman Brothers International Europe, Frankfurt, Germany from 2001 to 2007. Dr. Ceccarelli holds a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Trieste, Italy.

Mr. Willem Van Hassel

Ms. Dagmar Bottenbruch

Born in 1960, Ms. Bottenbruch was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2019. She has German and American nationality. Ms. Bottenbruch built a VC Fund and has been an active investor in the innovation economy as well as a consultant to start-up and growth companies. She was the Managing Director of Rabobank International in Germany and has worked at Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking Department in various locations. She currently serves on the Supervisory Board of the CFA Society Germany and of the Berentzen Group and the adpepper media group. Ms. Bottenbruch has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1989.

Warmolt Prins

Mr. Warmolt Prins

Born in 1957, Mr. Prins was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2021. He has Dutch nationality. Mr. Prins was an audit partner at EY (the Netherlands) and practiced as chartered accountant from 1992 to 2018. In that capacity he was a member of the EY EMEIA Assurance leadership team (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) and a regional managing partner in the Netherlands. His areas of expertise stem from regulatory and reporting, environmental, governance and risk management with global perspective and connection especially in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. His former positions include member of the Curatorium of Tilburg University until 2020 and he is currently a co-founder and shareholder of a Dutch international trading company.