Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA

Portrait Christian Dreyer-Salzmann

Christian Dreyer-Salzmann


After studying engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Christian Dreyer-Salzmann earned an MBA from the INSEAD business school in the French city of Fontainebleau in 1988. He worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company in Munich from 1989 to 1991. In 1991, he became Managing Partner of Hansen & Reinders GmbH & Go. Bergbauelektrik KG in Gelsenkirchen, which he internationalized and converted to Hansen Sicherheitstechnik AG with its registered head ofce in Munich in 2005. Under his leadership as Chairman of the Management Board, the company successfully floated shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2006. From 2003 to 2004, he served as Management Board Chairman of Skidata AG and since 2005 he has been the Managing Partner of the private equity and management firm Dreyer Ventures & Management GmbH, Salzburg, whose portfolio today comprises investments in established mechanical engineering firms and innovative technology companies. He also served as Supervisory Board Chairman of MS Industrie AG from 2010 to 2015 and as a Supervisory Board member from 2010 to 2012, and then as Management Board Chairman of SMT Scharf AG from 2012 to 2015.

Currently, he is a Supervisory Board member of Beno Holding AG, Starnberg and of Gemeinnützige Salzburger Landeskliniken Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, Salzburg/Austria.

Christian Dreyer-Salzmann was born in Zell am See in Austria on November 22, 1962 and currently resides in Salzburg.

Christian Dreyer-Salzmann is an independent member of the Supervisory Board. Christian Dreyer-Salzmann is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Christian Dreyer-Salzmann has expertise in the field of accounting and in the field of auditing.

Portrait Prof. Dr. Bernd Mühlfriedel

Prof. Dr. Bernd Mühlfriedel

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors

After finishing his studies in business economics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and completing his MBA at the University of Georgia, Dr. Bernd Mühlfriedel started his professional career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in 1998. He focused on corporate finance and growth studies in the high-tech, chemical and energy branches.

At the end of 1999, Prof. Dr. Bernd Mühlfriedel founded the 12snap AG, where he took the role of chief financial officer until 2008. During this period he completed the Chartered Financial Analyst Program at the American CFA Institute. He is also nationally and internationally active as a lecturer and docent in business finance, investment management and entrepreneurship topics, among others at TU München, FOM München as well as the State University of Economics and Finance in St. Petersburg since 2001 (currently inactive). He completed his postdoctoral Dr. rer pol. at the TU München in 2012 with summa cum laude.

Dr. Bernd Mühlfriedel, CFA, was born 1971 and his nationality is German. He is professor in business economics at the University for applied Sciences in Landshut, Germany, and managing partner of Zenon Investments GmbH, Gräfelfing, resident in Munich.

Prof. Dr. Mühlfriedel is an independent member of the Supervisory Board. Bernd Mühlfriedel is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Personnel Committee. Bernd Mühlfriedel has expertise in the field of accounting and in the field of auditing.

Portrait Rosa Riera

Rosa Riera

Rosa Riera holds an interdisciplinary degree in political science and business administration. She is director ofUniq Coaching GmbH with TheNextWe, a company that provides app-based business coaching.  Previously, she held various management positions at Siemens AG, both in Germany and abroad. Rosa Riera started her career at Siemens in 2001 in the Corporate Communications department, followed by roles in HR and Strategy from 2009 onwards. Between 2014 and 2020 she worked as Vice President Employer Branding and Social Innovation at Siemens. Rosa Riera is an independent member of the Supervisory Board. Ms. Riera was born in Spain in 1975, holds Spanish and German citizenship, has led international teams which shaped her intercultural background. Rosa Riera is a member of the Nomination Committee.

Portrait Maren Schulze

Maren Schulze

Maren Schulze is German. She was born in Göttingen (Germany) in 1979. Maren Schulze studied chemistry and marketing at Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences. After earning a master’s degree, she worked for several years at Procter & Gamble in Schwalbach as Senior Researcher Babycare and in Brand Management Healthcare. After holding various international management positions in marketing and sales with companies in the consumer goods and medical engineering sectors, she took on the company succession of the company objective consumer research and consulting GmbH in Frankfurt. This company specialises in qualitative market research and consulting for the consumer goods and pharmaceuticals industries.

Maren Schulze is Chairperson of the Personnel Committee and Deputy Chairperson of the Nomination Committee.

Portrait Eva Wimmers

Eva Wimmers

Eva Wimmers was born in 1969 and is a German citizen. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Zwischenprüfung) from Goethe University Frankfurt, and a Bachelor of Management and Business Administration & Marketing Certificate from Webster University in Geneva. Wimmers has 25 years of experience in telecommunications, engineering, IT and consumer electronics. She is a Turn Around & Transformation Specialist and Business Angel. In her stations, she took on various responsibilities in C-level positions. From 2011, she served as SVP Group Procurement at Deutsche Telekom AG and from 2016 as President Europe and Global Vice President of Huawei Honor Europe. She served as CEO of NativeWaves GmbH until 2021 and as CEO of ISS Facility Services Holding GmbH until 2022. Since 2018, Eva Wimmers has also been CEO of Geistesblizz GmbH.

Eva Wimmers is an independent member of the Supervisory Board.

Portrait Dr. Ulrich Wolters

Dr. Ulrich Wolters

After completing his studies in economics in Cologne and gaining his doctorate at the University of World Trade, Dr. Ulrich Wolters began his professional career at the Aldi-Süd Group. After starting there in 1968, he moved up the ranks through several positions, including divisional director, head of sales and managing director. He was appointed to the senior management of Aldi-Süd in 1971 (until 2001). Dr. Ulrich Wolters is supervisory board chairman of Novotergum AG. Dr. Ulrich Wolters is an independent member of the Supervisory Board. Ulrich Wolters is Deputy Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Personnel Committee.