Markus serves as Director of Business Development and a Strategic Advisor to TAU. Markus has 20 years of private equity-related investment experience in direct and fund asset management business in Western Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and Asia Pacific.
Previously, Markus developed and executed the Asia Pacific investment strategy and business for Capital Dynamics, a global private equity asset manager. Markus was also responsible for new Asia Pacific product development for global institutional investors. At Capital Dynamics Markus led investments of over USD$1.3 billion in Asia Pacific private equity in buyout, growth capital, venture capital, and special situation situations managers. Previously, Markus worked for INVESCO Central Eastern Asset Management as an operating partner in Russian and Ukrainian private equity portfolio companies in consumer related businesses. Prior to INVESCO, he led the Moscow auditing and tax department of Puender Group (then Clifford Chance), Moscow. For the past two years Markus has been a strategic consultant for one of largest ‘Third Wave Coffee’ concepts in the Philippines.
Markus earned his MBA from the Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and his BA in business administration from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.