ESG expert Westbridge Advisory / Argentus / Agradblue (Westbridge) is expanding its management team: Jonas Coesfeld has been Commercial Managing Director since the beginning of September. In this position, he will be responsible for the entire finance and accounting as well as the legal & compliance department of the Frankfurt-based company. Other members of the Westbridge management team are Ralf. F. Bode, Christopher Feliks, Patrick Kämpfner, Yama Mahasher, Rüdiger Salzmann and Simon Szpyrka.
Most recently, Jonas Coesfeld was Senior Portfolio Director at investment house GENUI, which is also invested in Westbridge as a strategic partner. Prior to that, the finance graduate held various positions in Germany and abroad at the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from 2008 to 2019, including senior manager, auditor and authorized signatory at the end of his career there. Professionally, he started his career in 2002 at HEMPEL (Germany) GmbH in Pinneberg near Hamburg.
"As the person responsible for finance, Jonas Coesfeld's experience will help us to further professionalize and expand this division. This is the only way we can continue to drive our growth in a structured manner and consolidate our market position as the leading ESG advisor in the industry," says Rüdiger Salzmann, founder and managing director at Westbridge.
Jonas Coesfeld studied dual "Business Administration and Management" at the NORDAKADEMIE University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg from 2002 to 2007 (Diplom-Kaufmann FH). In 2014, he also completed a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in "Accounting and taxation" at Mannheim Business School.