Dirk Markus is founder and CEO of pan-European investment group AURELIUS. From an initial investment of €500,000 invested in 2005, Dirk created one of Europe’s large private equity groups with €2 billion under management and revenues of €4 billion.
Aurelius has acquired a number of well-known brands including yacht manufacturer Hanse, packaging group Solidus, the IT group Getronics, and iconic brand Blaupunkt. Due to its value investment style, German media often calls it the German Berkshire Hathaway.
Dirk holds an MBA and PHD from the University of St. Gallen, where he was a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.