Dr. Dirk Markus is a Managing Director at Lotus AG, at DIJUFRANKA Unternehmergesellschaft Haftungsbeschrankt, a Chief Executive Officer at Aurelius, a Chairman-Executive Board at Aurelius Management Se, and a Chairman-Executive Board & CEO at AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA.
He is on the Board of Directors at Deutsche Industrie REIT AG, ELK Fertighaus GmbH (Germany) and Stichting Start Foundation.
He has been involved with the further development of companies for more than 20 years, starting as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he worked as a project manager and focused in particular on restructuring topics and the setup and development of e-commerce businesses.
He studied business administration in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Copenhagen, Denmark as a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung) and was awarded a Ph.D. by St. Gallen. During his Ph.D. studies, he spent a term as Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University, Boston, United States.