Dr. Dirk Markus grew up in Innsbruck and studied business administration in St. Gallen / Switzerland and Copenhagen / Denmark. He then did his doctorate in business administration at the University of St. Gallen.
After a few years at McKinsey, Dr. Markus founded the private equity group AURELIUS in 2005. Today, with over 30 subsidiaries employing around 18,000 people, AURELIUS is one of the largest asset management groups of European origin.
Dr. Markus is married with three children and lives in London.