Hans van den Berg

Advisory Partner


Hans van den Berg is active as in corporate finance and private equity since 20 years. With a prior career in the engineering industry, he has, since the 1990’s, been involved in the development of companies, the structuring and arranging of investments in companies and projects as well as fund- and portfolio management. He has an extensive experience in the fields of energy, cleantech and related technologies.


He is Managing Partner of Benchmark Partners AG, an advisory firm for corporate finance and private equity related transactions. He is also a Senior Director of the Cayla Consulting Group, an international advisor on mergers and acquisitions and, since 2012, Chairman of New Value AG, an investment company listed at the Swiss stock exchange.


In 1997 he co-founded a fund management company in Zurich which he co-managed as one of its General Partners until 2004.


Prior to 1997, he was a director of a Zurich-based family office, responsible for the management of a private equity portfolio with engagements in energy technology and various other companies in Europe as well as in the USA.


Until 1993, Mr. van den Berg pursued during 20 years an international management career in the ABB Group, a global engineering firm and active in the energy, infrastructure and industrial business. In senior management positions, he had an extensive exposure to all aspects of international business operations and development, including marketing and sales, project management and technology transfer, including related contract negotiations. During ten years he worked and lived in the Asia Pacific region, where he had the responsibility for the establishment and management of subsidiary companies and the development of business opportunities in new markets such as China and South-Korea.


Mr. van den Berg is a board member of several privately held companies, a former board member of the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA), the Swiss Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (SECA) and former Chairman of the Dutch Business Round Table in Switzerland.


He is a Dutch national and holds a MSc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Delft (NL) and completed a corporate MBA program.


In 2012, he was awarded with a knighthood of the Dutch Royal Order of Oranje Nassau.


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