• Chief Investment Officer Infrastructure Equity
  • Allianz Global Investors GmbH

Since 1994, Dr. Armin Sandhövel has been engaged in energy topics. He had been Head of Carbon Risk and had led the risk management of renewable energy at Dresdner Bank AG.
In 2001, Dr. Sandhövel joined the Allianz Group. From 2007 until 2013, he was CEO of Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH, where he now serves as a member of the Board of Administration. Since September 2012, he has been holding the position of CIO Infrastructure Equity at Allianz Global Investors GmbH. Under his lead, the first renewable energy fund of AllianzGI – the Allianz Renewable Energy Fund S.A. SICAV-SIF (AREF) –was successfully put in place during summer of 2013. Together with his dedicated team, he set up AREF 2 for which the fund raising process has already started.
Until today, he has gained more than 20 years of specific expertise in investment management, emissions trading and renewable energy financing. Moreover, he holds an office at the board of directors of, among others, the German Energy Agency (dena). Furthermore, Armin advises several carbon related funds as well as national and international institutions and is, last but not least, Counsellor of the German Chapter of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.