Dr. Dirk Markus is founding partner of AURELIUS Group, a pan-European private equity group with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan and Luxembourg.
Dirk 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.