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Dirk Markus


Dr. Dirk Markus is the Co-Founder and CEO of AURELIUS Group, which he founded with his business partner and friend Gert Purket in 2005. Since then, they have expanded the company to a team of over 120 people, with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm and Madrid.

Dirk studied business administration in St. Gallen and Copenhagen and was awarded a Ph.D by St. Gallen. During his PhD studies, he spent a term as Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University, Boston, United States.

Dirk has been involved with the restructuring and further development of companies for more than 15 years, starting as a consultant with McKinsey, during which time he has overseen over 80 corporate transactions. As CEO of the AURELIUS Group, he is responsible for the Group’s overall strategy.

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