Iris is a senior banking and corporate finance expert with extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions, IPO’s, LBO, privatizations and corporate restructurings. Prior to launching her training career Iris worked at Salomon Smith Barney (later Citigroup) as senior vice president and executed numerous M&A, leveraged buy-out as well as capital markets transactions for some of the largest global industrial companies. Notable deals include the restructuring and refinancing of ABB in face of extreme liquidity issues, Fiat’s restructuring and negotiations with General Motors (including a €1.8bn rights issue and several asset sales), a number of IPOs including REPower as well as numerous fairness opinions and smaller ticket buy & sell sides. In addition, Iris has advised a number of hedge and sovereign wealth funds on principal investment opportunities and fund specific investment strategies, again with a focus on industrial and infrastructure related investments.

As Head of Corporate Finance at BG Consulting and Global Managing Director of DC Gardner, a Euromoney company, Iris designed and delivered a number of complex training curricula to the world’s top investment banks, covering a wide range of corporate finance, principal investment and global markets topics. Iris also continued to consult sovereign wealth funds, family office and private equity houses on investment strategies. Iris’ views on company valuation have been published in the “Handelsblatt”.

At AMT Training Iris is Head of Europe, overseeing the development of the solutions delivered to our EMEA clients, supporting the CSM team on client information and knowledge shares to ensure we are supporting clients in achieving their goals and objectives. Iris delivers programs for AMT Training globally and will often be found traveling around the regions supporting clients and delivering specialist programs examining some of the more complex product and business sets. She is an energetic instructor with a passion for learning, her practical approach leveraging her experiences allows her to bring the learning to life.

Iris holds a Finance MBA from Rotterdam School of Management and a Master in Civil Engineering (Hons.,First Class) from Leipzig University of Technology. Before moving into investment banking Iris gained valuable project finance experience working in South East Asia on a number of large scale infrastructure assets including the Bangkok Sky Train as well as the Bangkok Underground.

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