Chris McNamee

Senior Leadership CEO

Chris is the Founder and CEO Aloft Holdings AG.
Chris has been Executive Chairman and CEO since 2017. Chris has over 20 years of management and corporate finance experience. Previously, Chris was CEO of Steelmin Limited. Prior to joining Steelmin, Chris was at 17Capital, a mezzanine private equity fund with US$6bn AUM. Prior to 17Capital, Chris worked in the Financing team within IBD at Goldman Sachs from 2005 to 2008. He was a Credit Analyst at National Australia Bank from 2003 to 2004 and at KPMG from 1998 to 2004. Chris holds a Bachelors in Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant, CFA Charter Holder and member of Young Presidents Organisation.

Eric Wildschut

Operating Leadership CFO

Eric has been CFO since June 2019.
Eric is a senior finance professional with extensive international business and finance management experience. Prior to joining as CFO in 2019, Eric worked for nearly twenty years at Royal Dutch Shell in various finance roles in different countries (2015 – 2019 CFO NAM Earth Tremors – Assen, The Netherlands; 2014-2015 Controller Al Karaana – Doha, Qatar; 2011 – 2014 CFO Corporate Management Information and Appraisal – Chennai, India; 2007-2011 CFO South Africa Petroleum Refinery – Durban, South Africa; 2003-2007 Downstream Controller Netherlands – Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2000-2003 Controller – The Hague, The Netherlands). While working at Royal Dutch Shell he completed an MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management. Prior to joining Shell, Eric was Deputy Controller for Coca-Cola Beverages Netherlands from 1998 – 2000. From 1996-1998 Eric also worked at Coopers & Lybrand as a financial auditor at the Rotterdam office.

David Eisma

Operating Leadership COO

David has been COO since March 2020.

David has extensive experience managing aluminium smelters and has been working in the industry since 1998. Prior to joining in 2020, David was Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager at Fluor Corporation, a large publicly-traded engineering, construction and project management company. Prior to joining Fluor, David was Plant Manager of the TRIMET Aluminium primary smelter in Essen (Germany), as well as the Group Director of Smelting responsible for the strategic development of TRIMET’s electrolysis plants in Germany and France. David’s prior roles include Potline Manager at the TRIMET Essen smelter, Potline Superintendent at the Corus Aluminium Voerde smelter (Germany) and Process Engineering roles in Voerde and at Aluminerie Alouette (Sept-Îles, QC, Canada). David has an MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Amsterdam as well as an Executive MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne (Switzerland).