AURELIUS Equity Opportunities: On the death of Steffen Schiefer


AURELIUS Equity Opportunities: On the death of Steffen Schiefer

Munich, September 7, 2020 – It is with deep sorrow that AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8) announces the death of Steffen Schiefer, who passed away on September 4, 2020 following a serious illness. Steffen Schiefer is survived by his wife and two children.

Despite his serious illness, Mr. Schiefer worked for AURELIUS with full commitment until very recently as Chief Financial Officer and member of the management board of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA. He resigned from this position due to his progressing illness with effect from August 31, 2020.

After studying business administration at Frankfurt am Main’s Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Steffen Schiefer worked for the DAX-listed Metallgesellschaft AG in Frankfurt. In 1996, he joined ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG in Unterföhring near Munich, where he accompanied the IPO and was responsible for the development of the Group's accounting department. His last position there was Vice President Group Accounting and Chief Financial Officer of AG, a subsidiary of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

Steffen Schiefer joined AURELIUS as Director Finance in mid-2008 and has been CFO of AURELIUS Group since mid-2012. As CFO, he was responsible for internal and external accounting as well as valuation, taxes, treasury and internal auditing.

“Steffen Schiefer helped shape AURELIUS Group for over a decade and has made an essential contribution to the success of our company. We mourn the loss of a friend, comrade-in-arms and colleague, and would like to express our deepest gratitude for Steffen's life's work on behalf of the employees of AURELIUS Group and its portfolio companies, our business partners and our shareholders. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time,” said Dr Dirk Markus, CEO of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA.

"I have greatly appreciated working with Steffen Schiefer over all these years. His reliability, professional calmness, warmth and empathy made him a very pleasant conversation partner.  Also on behalf of my colleagues on the Supervisory Board, I would like to express our deepest condolences to his family", said Dirk Roesing, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AURELIUS Management SE.