I held various management positions at the aircraft group Airbus, at the tool manufacturer Hilti and most recently as CEO of Siematic, creating high-class kitchens. I studied business in Hamburg, London, Harvard and ETH Zurich.

As the CEO of HanseYachts AG, the world’s second largest manufacturer of series-produced sailing yachts and also one of the largest manufacturers of motor yachts, my objective is to transform the company.

What is the #1 reason why you joined AURELIUS?

To manage a challenging task in an utterly favourable environment: Unlike what one would expect from private equity, alongside its impressive professionalism, AURELIUS has a people-focused approach which can be felt in a portfolio company as well.

Describe your job

In my role, I take the overall responsibility for Hanse Yachts. I’m passionate about being in charge for the company’s fortunes in order to have a real impact.

Best thing about AURELIUS

Operational excellence is the core driver. It’s really about numbers, data, facts and the best ideas. You have a lot of freedom whilst also getting the support you need.

Personal statement

It is a real pleasure to have such an impact with my own work and to lead a company with like-minded people based on a values-based management model and an appreciative corporate culture.

It is a real pleasure to create so much impact in my job.