Management

The more than 30 years of experience of our expert team in the field of commodities and finance resulted in 2007 to the foundation of Elementum Deutschland GmbH – your competent partner for investments (purchase and sale) in physical silver, gold and other precious metals. Since then, another 5 independent Elementum companies have been established throughout Europe. Among others in Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania and Portugal. This resulted in the Elementum Group. With 7 own initiated products and over 50,000 customers, 7 annual congresses have already been organized.


Board Of Directors

Prof. Dr. Philipp Bagus
Chairman of the Board
Elementum International AG

 

Philipp Bagus is Professor of Economics at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. His research focuses on monetary and economic theory. His work was published in international journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Independent Review, American Journal of Economics & Sociology, and many others. His research was awarded the O.P. Alford III Prize in Libertarian Scholarship, the Sir John M. Templeton Fellowship, the IREF Essay Prize and the Ludwig Erhard Prize 2016. Philipp Bagus is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ludwig von Mises Institute Germany. He is a multiple author, such as "We can do it – alone!" (2017), "Why others are getting richer at ýour expense – and what role the state and our paper money plays" (2014), "The Tragedy of the Euro: A System Destroys Itself" (2011).

Thorsten Schulte
Board Member
Elementum International AG

 

Thorsten Schulte aka "Der Silberjunge" is probably the best-known silver expert in Germany. In late 2010, his book "Silver – The Better Gold", which already exceeded the mark of 20,000 copies sold in the first half of 2012. In November 2011, his second book "Saving Assets – Invest In Silver" was published. 


Dimitri Speck
Board Member
Elementum International AG

 

Dimitri Speck is specialized in the analysis of the financial system and the financial markets. He is the author of a stockmarket letter and the author of the book "Secret Gold Policy". His work on commodities, precious metals and seasonality was awarded the German Precious Metals Society Prize (Deutsche Edelmetallgesellschaft) in 2013 and the Scope Award in 2018. Mr. Speck is the publisher of the website www.app.seasonax.com on seasonal studies.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Bocker
Honorary President 2017–2020
Chairman of the Board from 2007–2016
Elementum International AG

 

Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Prof. Dr. Bocker held professorships in business administration and was active on many fronts with his dual education in technology and business. As a cosmopolitan, he worked as a consultant, author, financial and business journalist and columnist, and worked for decades on the topics of precious metals and mining.

Prof. Dr. Jaka Vadnjal
Board Member
Elementum International AG

 

Prof. Dr. Jaka Vadnjal is an independent business consultant, mainly in the field of finance and investments. In addition to his consulting work, he also held several executive positions, including CEO at LON Bank, Chairman of the Board at SOP and Dean at GEA College of Entrepreneurship, where he has been teaching for the last 27 years. During his career, he worked as a consultant for several private companies and governments in the Western Balkans. He received his PhD from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and studied at Babson College (USA), Stirling and Humberside University (UK) and INSEAD Business School (France). He published more than two hundred professional articles in the fields of economics, finance and investments. He is the author of 40 articles in scientific journals and is also the co-author of several business textbooks.

 



Management

Stephan Bogner
CEO
Elementum International AG

 

In 1998, Diplom-Kaufmann Stephan Bogner began his economics and business studies at the International School of Management in Dortmund, Germany, and was one of many who was enthusiastic about Professor Bocker's lectures on economics and the financial system. Mr. Bogner was the first (and so far the only) student at that university who wrote a diploma thesis on the subject of precious metals as an effective inflation protection. He also studied at the European Business School, Regents College (UK), and the University of Queensland in Brisbane (Australia). After working in Dubai (UAE) for several years, he moved to Switzerland and has been serving as CEO of Elementum International AG since 2012.  

Frank Keim
Managing Director
Elementum Deutschland GmbH

 

Frank Keim, MBA, is characterized by a broad background of experience as a managing director, corporate client and management consultant with a focus on the financial industry. In addition, he is comprehensively qualified in the field of precious metal investments and already has more than 20 years of professional experience in this area.



Founders

Bojan Pravica
Founder of Elementum Deutschland GmbH

Founder of Elementum International AG & Group

Born in Slovenia, Mr. Pravica has lived in Germany since 1973. For more than 30 years he has been working as an independent entrepreneur in various areas of the training of financial service providers, as a seminar leader in Germany and abroad, initiator and developer of financial companies with exclusive products in the real estate, insurance, securities, mutual funds, fund policies, and special product offerings in precious metals.



Office Staff

Silvia Pravica
Margret Harst
 Blanka Zalokar
 Astrid Jung
      Diana Engelhardt