Supervisory Board of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA
Prof. Dr. Mark Wössner
After completing a degree in mechanical engineering in Karlsruhe, Prof. Dr. Mark Wössner began his career at Bertelsmann as assistant to the management in 1968. Two years later he became the technical operations manager, and in 1974, he took up the position of managing director of the Mohndruck offset printing plant. In 1976 he became a member of the management board of Bertelsmann AG (printing and manufacturing division), and took over as chairman in 1983. In 1998 Prof. Wössner moved to the supervisory board of Bertelsmann AG and became chairman of the non-profit Bertelsmann Foundation (until 2000).
Since 1998 Prof. Wössner has served on various supervisory boards at companies such as Daimler AG, Dussmann AG, Douglas AG, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (chairman) and Loewe AG. In the 90s he was chairman of the advisory board of Deutsche Bank, member of the board of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and from 2002, he has been chairman of Citigroup Germany.
Prof. Wössner has been active in various academic and social areas, including honorary senator of the University of St. Gallen and the University of Witten/Herdecke and member of the board of trustees of the Technical University of Munich. Since 2005 he has been honorary professor at the Technical University of Munich. Furthermore, he is active on various foundation committees.
Prof. Dr. Bernd Mühlfriedel
After finishing his studies in business economics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and completing his MBA at the University of Georgia, Dr. Bernd Mühlfriedel started his professional career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in 1998. He focused on corporate finance and growth studies in the high-tech, chemical and energy branches.
At the end of 1999, Prof. Dr. Bernd Mühlfriedel founded the 12snap AG, where he took the role of chief financial officer until 2008. During this period he completed the Chartered Financial Analyst Program at the American CFA Institute. He is also nationally and internationally active as a lecturer and docent in business finance, investment management and entrepreneurship topics, among others at TU München, FOM München as well as the State University of Economics and Finance in St. Petersburg since 2001. He completed his postdoctoral Dr. rer pol. at the TU München in 2012 with summa cum laude.
In addition to his academic activities, Dr. Bernd Mühlfriedel is co-founder and managing partner of Augustus Consulting GmbH, an investment consultancy focusing on value investments, since 2008.
After studying industrial engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Mr. Schulze began his career as Senior Analyst Global Internal Audit at Procter & Gamble Services in Brussels, Belgium. Following several other posts within the Procter & Gamble Group – in his last position he held global financial responsibility for the distribution logistics and the customer service of the perfume business with responsibility for a budget of more than EUR 100 million and a team of 12 staff – he joined McKinsey & Company as a project manager. There, he led projects for clients in the consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications industry in Germany, Romania, Switzerland, the UK and the US. Since the beginning of 2010, the turnaround specialist has been a Managing Director of CC CaloryCoach Holding GmbH, which operates a franchise system involving more than 120 facilities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Dr. Ulrich Wolters
After completing his studies in economics in Cologne and gaining his doctorate at the University of World Trade, Dr. Ulrich Wolters began his professional career at the Aldi-Süd Group. After starting there in 1968, he moved up the ranks through several positions, including divisional director, head of sales and managing director. He was appointed to the senior management of Aldi-Süd in 1971 (until 2001). Dr. Ulrich Wolters is a member of the board of directors of Bunzl plc, London, advisory board member of Deichmann GmbH & Co. KG, Essen and supervisory board chairman of Novotergum AG.
Dr. Frank Hübner
Dr. Frank Hübner studied law in Bergen (Norway) and Regensburg. After earning a Ph.D., he passed the state tax advisor examination in 2010. From 2006 to 2014, Dr. Hübner worked for PwC in Amsterdam and Munich as a tax law expert. He has been working for Lotus AG as a lawyer and tax advisor since January 1, 2015.
Maren Schulze studied chemistry and marketing at Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences. After earning a master’s degree, she worked for several years at Procter & Gamble in Schwalbach as Senior Researcher Babycare and in Brand Management Healthcare, several years at Dow Chemical in Schwalbach as Commercial Project Manager and Key Account Manager, and several years at Whitehall-Much / Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in Münster as Product Manager. She switched to Heraeus Medical in Wehrheim in 2011. After holding positions there as International Product Manager and Division Manager, she has been in charge of worldwide Operational and Strategic Product Management since 2014.
Supervisory Board of AURELIUS Management SE – personally liable shareholder of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA
After earning a degree in business administration in 1986, Dirk Roesing began his career in the Internal Audit department of Daimler Benz AG. After two years, he made an internal move to assume management responsibility for Group Treasury.
From 1994 to 1996, he headed the Controlling and M&A Departments of VOBIS AG, a company of the Metro Group. After that, he served as European Finance Director and German Managing Director of the international Amer Sports Group (which includes the Atomic, Wilson and Salomon brands).
Following on from this, he joined with his fellow board members at telegate AG to establish the directory assistance service in his function as commercial director and supervised the company’s stock market listing. In 2003, he became Executive Board Chairman of the listed SHS Viveon AG, where he has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board from autumn 2009 until May 2013.
He then served as partner and member of the Executive Board of venture capital company b-to-v Partners AG before becoming managing director of Scopus Capital GmbH in 2012.
Dr. Thomas Hoch
Dr. Thomas Hoch studied business information systems at Darmstadt University of Technology, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (USA), and University Göttingen. He has worked successfully in the private equity field as an entrepreneur and investor for more than 15 years. Among other roles, he is the founding partner of today’s EVP Capital Management AG and Frankfurter Investmentbank equinet Bank AG. Since 2008, he has been the Managing Partner and Partner at Co-Investor/EVP, where he is responsible for investments in small to medium-sized growth enterprises in the German-speaking countries. Before founding EVP and equinet, he worked for McKinsey & Company for several years as a consultant and project manager focusing on strategy development and implementation.
After studying industrial engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Mr. Schulze began his career as Senior Analyst Global Internal Audit at Procter & Gamble Services in Brussels, Belgium. Following several other posts within the Procter & Gamble Group – in his last position he held global financial responsibility for the distribution logistics and the customer service of the perfume business with responsibility for a budget of more than EUR 100 million and a team of 12 staff – he joined McKinsey & Company as a project manager. There, he led projects for clients in the consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications industry in Germany, Romania, Switzerland, the UK and the US.
Since the beginning of 2010, the turnaround specialist has been a Managing Director of CC CaloryCoach Holding GmbH, which operates a franchise system involving more than 120 facilities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.