Executive Board

Executive Board

The Executive Board of AURELIUS MANAGEMENT SE – personally liable shareholder of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA

Portrait Dr. Dirk Markus

Dr. Dirk Markus

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Dirk Markus has overseen more than 80 private equity transactions since buying his first business in 2002. Previously he was with McKinsey & Company, where as a project manager he focused on process optimization and digitization as well as restructuring topics.

Dirk was born in Regensburg, Germany, and grew up in Austria. He studied business administration in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Copenhagen as a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung) and was awarded a PhD by St. Gallen. During his PhD studies, he spent a term as Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University.

Dirk is a member of the board of Trustees of the START Foundation, providing scholarships to gifted children with a migration background.


Portrait Gert Purkert

Gert Purkert

Member of the Executive Board

After studying physics in Leipzig and Lausanne/Switzerland, Gert Purkert worked for McKinsey & Company, where he gathered experience in process improvements, cost reduction programs and strategic restructuring programs.

After that, he co-founded equinet AG in Frankfurt, an investment bank advising mainly small to medium-sized enterprises. As a member of the Executive Board of the Group’s portfolio company, he was responsible for conducting numerous M&A transactions and managing the portfolio companies.

Portrait Fritz Seemann

Fritz Seemann

Member of the Executive Board

Fritz Seemann studied mechanical engineering at Berlin Technical University. Since 1999 he has worked on the realignment and operative improvement of companies, first as Senior Principal at Droege & Comp. and then as a consultant and interim manager. In 2009, Fritz joined AURELIUS where, among other things, he was responsible for the successful realignment of the portfolio companies Secop and Solidus.

Portrait Matthias Täubl

Matthias Täubl

Member of the Executive Board

Matthias Täubl studied International Business Relations at the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt/Austria and at Helsinki Business Polytechnic. After a few years with Knorr-Bremse AG and a midsized M&A- and restructuring advisory company he joined AURELIUS in 2008 and since then held various positions in the AURELIUS Task Force. Among others transactions, Matthias was responsible for AURELIUS‘ successful realignment of Getronics group.

Portrait Steffen Schiefer

Steffen Schiefer

Member of the Executive Board

It is with deep sorrow that AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA announces the death of Steffen Schiefer, who passed away on September 4, 2020 following a serious illness. Steffen Schiefer is survived by his wife and two children.

Steffen Schiefer helped shape AURELIUS Group for over a decade and has made an essential contribution to the success of our company. We mourn the loss of a friend, comrade-in-arms and colleague, and would like to express our deepest gratitude for Steffen's life's work on behalf of the employees of AURELIUS Group and its portfolio companies, our business partners and our shareholders. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities: On the death of Steffen Schiefer