Gerhard Schmidt

Non-Executive Chairman

Gerhard is the Managing Partner of the German offices of the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and is one of the leading private equity and M&A lawyers in Germany. In addition, he has extensive experience in Restructuring work.

Gerhard has held numerous board positions (Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Grohe AG, Mobilcom AG, Mediclin AG) of listed companies and serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of S-DAX listed DIC Asset AG.

Gerhard is a graduate of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (law degree 1982, Dr. jur. 1984) and also attended the Universities of Lausanne and Strasbourg. He completed his business administration studies at INSEAD in France (MBA 1984) and was admitted to practice in Germany in 1986. In addition, Gerhard became licensed as a tax advisor in 1988.