The Owners

Paul de Römph (ROM) and Joren Exler (Ex)Paul de Römph (ROM) is 54 years old and lives near The Hague with his wife and 5 children. After studying Economics at the HES in Rotterdam, Paul spent more than 25 years accumulating expertise and gaining experience in Financial and Management positions whilst working for various international companies such as IKEA, CODA Financials and BAAN Company.

At the start of 1999, Paul was appointed CFO of an international pharmaceutical investment group. This Private Equity Fund was, and still is, active through investments in the (generic plus) pharmaceutical industry, the peptide industry, real estate, venture capital and diagnostics (both food safety and human diagnostics).

In 2008, after working nearly 10 years as CFO for the above-mentioned Private Equity Fund, Paul decided to continue his career as independent entrepreneur.

One of his subsequent achievements was a management buyout, taking over a food safety diagnostics company called EuroProxima B.V.. The company is situated in Arnhem and has 15 employees.

In addition, together with his business partner Joren Exler, he established "ROMEX Investments B.V.", a real estate business that focuses on second homes in the Alpine states.

Joren Exler (EX) is 34 years old and lives together with his girlfriend and two sons in Amsterdam.

After his degree in business economics at the HES in Amsterdam, Joren specialised in Finance at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. In 2005 he completed his master’s degree in Finance.

Straight after his studies, Joren started as a Management Trainee at the Rabobank, where he gained experience working for a number of departments, such as Mergers & Takeovers, Senior Relation Banking, Large Corporate Rotterdam and Debt Capital Markets. He then started working as Equity Sales Manager at Rabobank Securities.

In September 2007, he decided to say goodbye to the bank and follow his ambition to become an entrepreneur with ROMEX Investments, together with his business partner Paul de Römph.