Apricum is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Hendrik Kienert and Erik Klaassen to the position of principal. In this role, they will take on greater responsibility including client acquisition and will continue to manage the consulting teams for individual projects.
Commenting on the announcement, Apricum Managing Partner Nikolai Dobrott said “I congratulate Hendrik and Erik on these well-deserved promotions. They have made an important contribution to the success of Apricum through their outstanding strategic and analytical capabilities, professionalism, team leadership abilities and commitment to the highest levels of client service. Erik and Hendrik are highly regarded by both clients and colleagues alike and I look forward to working together with them as we continue Apricum’s success story.”
Experiencing unprecedented growth in its 14 year history, 2022 like the previous year for Apricum, will be marked by its burgeoning business and team expansion, having opened its third office at the beginning of the year. “We are incredibly selective when it comes to recruiting. The fact that we regularly promote from within bears testament to the high quality, assiduous team we have assembled,” said Nikolai Dobrott. “It is an exciting time for Apricum as we expand our business to meet growing demand for both strategy and transaction advisory projects.”
As part of Apricum’s leadership team, Hendrik and Erik will continue to work closely with partners Nikolai Dobrott, Frank Beckers, Florian Haacke, Charles Lesser and Florian Mayr.
Erik Klaassen works on a range of cleantech strategy development and transaction advisory projects at Apricum, in particular, across the solar, e-mobility and digital energy industries.
Dr. Hendrik Kienert works on strategy and transaction advisory projects across a range of cleantech topics, in particular, energy storage, e-mobility and solar.
Both Hendrik and Erik combine significant commercial and technical industry expertise with experience spanning strategy and business model development, business plan and market entry strategy creation and business model implementation. In the transaction advisory space, they work regularly on corporate finance mandates such as M&A, JV building and investor search.