General and Supervisory Board

Members of the General and Supervisory Board for the four year mandate 2017-2020:

Chairman: Mr. Byron James Macbean Haynes
Vice-Chairman: Dr. Karl-Gerhard Eick
Member: Mr. Donald John Quintin
Member: Mr. Kambiz Nourbakhsh
Member: Mr. Mark Andrew Coker
Member: Mr. Benjamin Friedrich Dickgiesser
Member: Mr. John Herbert
Member: Mr. Robert A. Sherman
Member: Ms. Carla Antunes da Silva


Byron Haynes (Chairman, Independent)
Byron Haynes, a British citizen, has more than 25 years of experience working in the financial services industry. Mr. Haynes started his career being employed and trained by KPMG in London and qualified and registered as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. For the last 9 years, from August 2008 to June 2017, Mr. Haynes was a member of the Managing Board of BAWAG P.S.K., a retail and corporate Bank headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Initially, Mr. Haynes was the Chief Financial Officer in the first year and then the Chief Executive Officer for the last 8 years. Prior to that, Mr. Haynes held several senior positions in the banking sector, including Global Chief Financial Officer at ABN AMRO / Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr. Haynes has a BA Hons Accountancy & Finance degree from London University.

Karl-Gerhard Eick (Vice-Chairman, Independent)
Karl-Gerhard Eick, a German national, has more than 35 years of experience in the financial industry. Mr. Eick serves concurrently as Chairman of the General and Supervisory Board at IKB AG and as the Chairman of GHC Global Health Care GmbH. Mr Eick also has financial and strategic consultancy responsibilities, and is Co-Founder of the Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel. In the last 20 years, Mr. Eick served as Chairman of CorpusSireo GmbH, as Chairman of the Audit Committee at Deutsche Bank AG, was Chief Executive Officer at Arcandor AG, and for more than 10 years served as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Deutsche Telekom AG.
Mr. Eick has a Doctor’s Degree in Business Administration (Dr.rer.pol) awarded by the Augsburg University in Germany.

Mark Coker (Lone Star representative) 
Mark Coker, a British citizen, is Managing Director and European General Counsel for Lone Star, where he is responsible for legal matters in Europe for the Lone Star funds. Mr. Coker serves also as Member of the Supervisory Board of IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, Germany. Mr. Coker joined Hudson Advisors in 2016 after more than 25 years in private practice and moved to Lone Star in 2018. Mr. Coker was a partner for 7 years at Vinson & Elkins RLLP in London, and, prior to that, he was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.  Mr. Coker acted for clients in a range of jurisdictions around the world, principally advising on financing and private investment transactions and in a wide range of sectors, including private equity, real estate, energy, and aviation. Mr. Coker has a MA in Classics and Law from Selwyn College, Cambridge University, and holds a U.K. legal practice certificate.

Benjamin Dickgiesser (Lone Star representative) 
Benjamin Dickgiesser, a German national, serves as a Managing Director for Hudson Advisors Portugal LDA, whereby he is supporting underwriting and management of Lone Star Fund’s European investments in financial institutions. Mr. Dickgiesser serves also as Member of the Supervisory Board of IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, Germany. Prior to joining Hudson Advisors, Mr. Dickgiesser worked as a Director at Lone Star Europe Acquisitions LLP and in the Financial Institutions Group of Citigroup’s Investment Banking Division in London. Mr. Dickgiesser has a MSc from University College London.

John Herbert (Independent) 
John Herbert was previously the Global Head of Real Estate and Hotels at HSBC where he was responsible for lending and investment banking activities worldwide.  Prior to his time at HSBC, Mr. Herbert was the European Head of Property and Hotels at Citigroup and Merrill Lynch.  Mr. Herbert was also a member of the European Management Committee of both firms.  While residing in the United Kingdom, and in addition to his duties at HSBC, Mr. Herbert served as a member of an independent advisory board to the UK government, as a member of the board of a regulated French lending entity, and was involved in a number of charitable activities. He currently serves on three corporate Boards of Directors in addition to Novo Banco, two lending institutions in the United States and a property company in the United Kingdom. Mr. Herbert holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Economics from Duke University.

Kambiz Nourbakhsh (Lone Star representative) 
Kambiz Nourbakhsh, Austrian national, has 19 years of experience in the financial industry. Mr. Nourbakhsh serves as Managing Director for Lone Star Europe Acquisitions, LLP, an affiliate of the General Partner, whereby he is responsible for the origination of European corporate investment opportunities. Mr. Nourbakhsh served also as a Managing Director and Head of European Corporate Investing at Mount Kellet Capital Management. Prior to joining Mount Kellett Capital in 2011, Mr. Nourbakhsh spent 13 years at Goldman Sachs as a member of the European Special Situations Group.  Mr. Nourbakhsh began his career as a credit risk manager and ratings advisor with Goldman Sachs. Mr. Nourbakhsh graduated with a Master of Economics and Business Administration degree from the Vienna School of Economics.

Donald Quintin (Lone Star representative) 
Donald Quintin, an American citizen, is the President of Lone Star Europe, and is responsible for directing Lone Star’s origination activities in Europe. Mr. Quintin is a member of Lone Star’s Executive Management Committee and is a member of certain portfolio company boards in Europe. Mr. Quintin has more than 23 years of experience in the financial markets, comprising both corporate and residential investing and portfolio management. Mr. Quintin most recently led origination of opportunity fund investments in Europe for certain of Lone Star Funds and served as head of European non-commercial real estate investments. He previously co-led origination of opportunity fund investments in North America.  Prior to joining Lone Star in 2010, Mr. Quintin was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch/BAML. During his time there, he managed the distressed structured debt trading business, the mortgage sales and trading business, and also oversaw various legacy portfolios, including the structured products portfolio, the Merrill Lynch Bank investment portfolio, and the secured corporate lending and total return swap portfolio. Mr. Quintin started his career at Bankers Trust as a derivatives analyst before moving to Salomon Brothers, where he served in various banking, trading, and management capacities within the mortgage and corporate credit divisions.
Mr. Quintin holds a B.A. degree from St. Lawrence University.

Robert Sherman (Independent) 
Robert A. Sherman of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, serves concurrently as Senior Counsel at Greenberg Traurig, one of the largest international law firms in the U.S, and Senior Advisor to Rasky Partners, one of the leading public affairs and strategic communications firms in the nation. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Sherman served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal. Mr. Sherman and his wife, Kim Sawyer, launched Connect to Success, a novel and award-winning State Department women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment initiative, which currently serves 950 women business owners. Recently, Mr. Sherman and his wife were appointed by the Mayor of  Sétubal as ambassadors to promote the municipality’s economic opportunities and natural heritage in the United States. For his work in Portugal, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa awarded him the Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator on March 10, 2017. Mr. Sherman holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Carla Antunes da Silva (Independent)
Carla Antunes da Silva, a Portuguese national, serves concurrently as Group Strategy Director at Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to joining Lloyds, Carla spent 18 years with Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, and Deutsche Bank in financial analysis, strategy, and management roles where she was an approved FCA registered persons. In recognition for her work on the banking sector overall, she has been the recipient of various public accolades including the FT Starmine Award’s Best Bank’s Stock Picker and Institutional Investor’s top UK Banks Analyst (2007-2014). Since 2014, Ms. Antunes da Silva has served as a Non-Executive Director of Social Finance. She also represents Lloyds at the Banking Futures project and is an active alumna to many of the career events organized by St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. Ms. Antunes da Silva has a MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford and a MSc in Management from the London School of Economics.