Mr. Klingen has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, most of which in Banking in Central Eastern Europe and CIS. He held various senior positions within Investment Banking at Lazard, Frankfurt and JPMorgan, London. Thereafter, he became Head of Group Development of Erste Group, Vienna and Deputy CEO of Erste Bank, Kiev.
He has been working as an independent adviser since 2013. Since 2005 Mr. Klingen served as a Supervisory Board member or a non-Executive Director in 14 institutions in 11 different countries in Central Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
He was appointed as an independent non-Executive director of NEPI Rockcastle on 17 April 2019.