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