GREEN BAY, Wis.— University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation Chair Matthew Muellerannounced the recent addition of alumnus Koenraad Driessens ‘91 (Economics and Business Administration) to the UW-Green Bay Foundation Board of Directors.
Driessens is a director at Denham Capital, a global energy and resources (oil and gas, power and mining) private equity firm. Driessens is responsible for origination, analysis, structuring, valuation and execution of investments for the Power Deal Team Denham Capital. He brings 26 years of principal investing and power consulting experience to the firm.
“Koenraad’s international experience with private equity and responsible investing adds more in-depth dimensions to our existing base of knowledge as a Foundation,” said Matthew Mueller, chair of the UW-Green Bay Foundation Board. “We’re excited he is part of our team going forward especially because he is an alumnus of the University.”
Prior to joining Denham, Driessens served as a senior analyst at Sowood Capital Management where he focused on U.S. power acquisitions. Prior to that he was a senior analyst at Capstone Global Energy providing power market consulting services in Germany. Previously, he was a business analyst at SKF and an energy economist at Laurits R. Christensen Associates.
Driessens is fluent in Dutch and conversant in French and German. He received a Master of Science in Applied Economics from Marquette University.
The UW-Green Bay Foundation furthers the mission of UW-Green Bay, a public university, by developing and increasing opportunities for students primarily in the areas other than those in which the State of Wisconsin ordinarily makes appropriations. The Foundation attracts, manages, and distributes private resources, donated by friends of the University, that: fund student scholarships; renovate or construct academic or recreational facilities; fund endowed faculty positions; support research; and fund educational activities to enhance learning environments.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and serves as the custodian for charitable gifts made to UW-Green Bay and assures that donor intent is honored. The Foundation Board of Directors assists with fiduciary responsibilities and oversight.