Internationally experienced and locally rooted

Dirk is an internationally experienced professional strongly commitment to his local community. For his work he leverages a strong educational background and enjoys outdoor recreation.

Broad international experience

With clients in Europe, North- and South America, the Middle East and South-East Asia Dirk has worked on a wide range of strategic and operational issues. These included usually cost focused operational improvement or growth-oriented new business development initiatives as well as comprehensive restructuring engagements. In particular in comprehensive restructuring situations, Dirk also assumes interim management roles allowing direct negotiations with financing partners or labor representatives.  In change-of-ownership situations Dirk has developed strategic divestment or acquisition rationals, conducted commercial due diligences and led large-scale post-merger-integration programs.

From an industry perspective Dirk has focus on established industries such as chemicals, energy, heavy and light machinery and pharmaceuticals.

Strong local commitment

In his home village Dirk has initiated "Dorfentwicklung Kaichen", a local organization to support local development which he has been heading since. In addition he is a member of the local parliament and author of several articles on local political topics.

Solid educational background

Dirk has earned an MBA from Darden Graduate School for Business Administration in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA and a Ph.D.(“Dr. rer. nat.”) in Molecular Biology from Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany.

He holds a further graduate degrees (“Diplom”) in Biology from Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany and has also studied at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

Recreational interests

In his spare time Dirk enjoys outdoor activities such as trekking, mountaineering and leisurely sailing.


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