Vikram Mehra, 41, has served as our Treasurer and Secretary since August 2015 and has served as Director, Chief Operating Officer, Real Estate, Americas, for the DWS real estate business within Alternatives and Real Assets since July 2015. From June 2011 to June 2015, Mr. Mehra was Head of Strategic, Planning and Analysis for the DWS Alternatives and Real Assets business where he was responsible for leading the development of the annual strategic plan, overseeing all senior management reporting, as well as providing key support related to strategic decision making. Mr. Mehra joined DWS in June 2005 in the Strategic, Planning and Analysis group. Previously, Mr. Mehra was Controller for Finance Operations at JP Morgan from 2002 to 2005, and he was Manager for Global Futures Trading at REFCO India Private Limited from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Mehra holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Mumbai and received his M.S. in Finance from the Carroll School of Management, Boston College. Additionally, Mr. Mehra holds the Chartered Financial Analyst certification.