Chairman & Legal Representative
Dr. Karl H. Hauptmann was born in Gelnhausen, Germany. He is the founder of Chateau Nine Peaks with a background in finance and experience with leading financial institutions. He also founded Telor Capital Management – a private equity family office with its seat in Prague, Czech Republic. Before that he was based in London and served as Managing Director of Merrill Lynch International and as a VP of Bankers Trust International.
As a wine lover, he also has his winery investments in many countries around the world, besides China in Bulgaria, Romania, South Africa and Israel. Karl believes China has the potential to become a major destination in the world wine market and that Chinese terroir can produce highest quality wines to be recognized worldwide.