Our Team

At GFD, people with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds form a strong team which is dedicated to supporting you in all communication-related matters. Every single member of our staff provides relevant skills that are employed in line with your requirements in a targeted and tailor-made way.
Joachim Althof Managing Partner
Joachim Althof is an economist with over ten years of experience in financial journalism. His last position was as the section chief editor at €uro at the Axel Springer Finanzen Verlag. He trained as a journalist at the Cologne School of Journalism for Politics and Economy. While at Axel Springer Finanzen Verlag, he was responsible for the analysis of investment funds and structured capital investements, and for qualititive analysis of fund managers and asset managers. He is a specialist for financial communication.
Peter Dietz Managing Partner
Peter Dietz is a certified CEFA analyst, worked for five years as a financial journalist at Börse online, and led the investor relations and corporate communications departments at the M-DAX companies SGL Carbon and GEA Group for a total of five years. He specializes in all types of questions related to investor relations, and is an expert in initial public offerings.
Uwe Lill Managing Partner
Uwe Lill holds a degree in business administration, and has over ten years of experience as a journalist. He has worked in management positions at a number of major companies in the German publishing industry (FAZ, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt, Finanzen Verlag). Additionally, his professional experience working at Deutsche Bank, Hypo Bank and McKinsey give him a broad foundation in financial topics. He specializes in financial public relations.
Thomas Delhougne Managing Director

Thomas Delhougne holds a degree in business administration, and is the founder of GFD. Since 1984, he has worked in financial communication, and is one of the pioneers of the industry in Germany. He has handled communications for over 100 IPOs, and developed communication concepts for large-scale media campaigns. He is a specialist in corporate design, annual reports, ads and marketing support.

Markus Rosenberg Director

Markus Rosenberg, Director, is a Business Graduate from Cologne University of applied sciences for business administration with more than 15 years of professional experience in the financial industry. Before joining GFD in 2015, he worked many years for the External Communications Department of DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, where he was Head of the Press Department at last. Before that, he was responsible for the public relations of Franklin Templeton Investments in Germany and Austria.

Jasmin Dentz Partner
Jasmin Dentz (Partner) graduated in business administration and holds the French Diplôme de l`Ecole Multinationale des Affaires. Furthermore, she is a Certified Investor Relations Officer (CIRO). Jasmin has many years of professional experience in the field of strategic capital markets communications. The main focus of her work is Investor Relations, sustainability communication, Mergers & Acquisitions as well as refinancing and restructuring projects.
Ulrike Berzborn Senior Consultant (Prokura)
Ulrike Berzborn (Senior Consultant, Prokura) has a masters degree in English and American Literature and is a trained consultant in corporate communications. She joined GFD in mid-2000 after having worked in several public relations agencies. Among other things, she has planned and executed comprehensive media campaigns in the field of financial communications and supported GFD clients‘ marketing measures. She specializes in project management and has managed the production of many annual and quarterly reports.
Lars Haugwitz Senior Consultant
Lars Haugwitz (Senior Consultant) has a Masters degree in political science, economics and journalism. He gained experience working in the daily press, broadcasting and public relations for Deutsche Bank, among others. After his training as a business and financial editor at publishing house Knapp Richardi he worked as an editor for the magazines “Zeitschrift für das gesamte Kreditwesen” as well as “bank und markt” and, for the past seven years, was responsible for the real estate and financial journal “Immobilien & Finanzierung” as managing editor. He joined GFD in July 2014 and supports public companies and asset managers in their public relations work.
Katrin Schreyer Senior Consultant

Katrin Schreyer (Senior Consultant) graduated in communication sciences and is a Certified Investor Relations Officer (CIRO).
After three year in advertisement, she moved on to the finance sector. Working as a PR editor at Sparda-Bank Hessen, she was in charge of the media work as well as managing and editing the monthly customer magazine. As an IR Manager at SYZYGY AG, she gained in-depth-experience in all aspects of Investor Relations work. Her special expertise is in the realisation of financial and annual reports.

Dirk-Arne Walckhoff Senior Consultant
  • Masters Degree in Historical Sciences at University of Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
  • Corporate and Crisis Communications Expert
  • Previously worked nearly ten years for the biggest worldwide communications firm Edelman
  • 18 years experience in Corporate Communication
  • Joined GFD in 2017
Eva Fiedler Consultant
  • Magister Atrium in American Literature, Business Administration and Psychology
  • 2 years experience in team management in the tourism departmentof F&H Porter Novelli
  • 4 years PR Consultant, Financial Communications at HBS International
  • Joined GFD in 2016
Julia Bialek Consultant
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administrations at Justus-Liebig University Giessen and Magister Atrium in Corporate Communications at Hochschule Fresenius, Cologne
  • 1 year PR Consultant, Digitalisation and New Media at Siccma Media GmbH
  • 2 years experience in the Digital-Team at Instinctif Partners
  • Joined GFD in 2017
Adrian Witt Junior Consultant
  • Master in German Literature and Communication Sciences
  • Previously worked for KfW Bankengruppe
  • Worked for several local editorial teams of daily newspapers
  • Joined GFD in 2016
Holger Sieland Head of Research

Holger Sieland, Head of Research, has a degree in business administration and more than 18 years of experience in the financial business. Before joining GFD in 2015, he worked many years for the Citigroup AG in Frankfurt where he was responsible for the public distribution of certificates in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Holger also worked for different PR agencies where he advised global players like Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs or ING IM.

Bastian Wahlich Midoffice Manager
Bastian Wahlich (Midoffice Manager) holds a degree as Bachelor of Information Science and Engineering (specialist area economic information). At GFD, he is responsible for all technical matters and also takes care of research and back office functions. Prior of joining GFD he worked among others for the business consultancy Towers Watson as well as for Fraport AG.
Heike Linke Management Assistant
Heike Linke (Management Assistant) works since 2004 for GFD and takes care for administrative matters as well as for the organization of events. She is also GFD‘s receptionist. Prior to that she worked among others for Degussa AG in Frankfurt.