Mr. Sander is a Managing Director in the Ares Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, Mr. Sander was a Managing Director at BC Partners. As an Operating Partner, he worked with portfolio companies on driving value creation, with a focus on commercial effectiveness, digital enhancement and large-scale transformation programs while actively contributing to new investments. Previously, he was the Head of International Projects Business and Director of Transformation at the Talis Group. In addition, he worked at Booz & Company, where he focused on private equity value creation and large-scale strategy and transformation programs. Mr. Sander began his career at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where he focused on restructuring and turnaround consulting. Mr. Sander's previous board of directors experience includes Ceramtec, VetPartners, PlusServer and DummenOrange. Mr. Sander holds a Diploma from the Leipzig Graduate School of Business in Business Administration with concentrations in Strategy and Accounting and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.