Dirk Markus is a businessperson who founded Mercateo AG and who has been at the helm of 9 different companies. Presently, he holds the position of Managing Director at Lotus AG, Chairman-Executive Board at AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA, Chief Executive Officer of Aurelius (Private Equity) (a subsidiary of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA) and Managing Director at DIJUFRANKA Unternehmergesellschaft Haftungsbeschrankt.
He is also on the board of Stichting Start Foundation, Deutsche Industrie REIT AG and ELK Fertighaus GmbH (Germany).
In his past career Dr. Markus held the position of Chairman-Supervisory Board of SMT Scharf AG, Chairman-Supervisory Board of Investunity AG, Chairman-Supervisory Board at Publicitas AG, Member-Executive Board at Gigaset AG, Chairman-Supervisory Board at Aurelius Beteiligungsberatungs AG, Chairman-Executive Board at AURELIUS Management SE and Project Manager at Mckinsey & Co., Inc. (Germany).
Dirk Markus received a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen and a doctorate from Harvard University.