DPE recruits Dr. Peter Leibinger to join its Advisory Board

Dec 20, 2017

  • TRUMPF stands for future technologies and new business models
  • Hichert: “One of the country’s most well-regarded family-business managers”
  • DPE Advisory Board supports family-run company

Munich, December 20, 2017. DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH (DPE) has recruited Dr. Peter Leibinger to its Advisory Council. Dr. Peter Leibinger, Vice Chairman of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, will contribute his knowledge of cost-effective, precision, future-viable and networked manufacturing technology. “We’re proud that with Peter Leibinger we have acquired such a high-profile and successful family-company manager as an Advisory Board member for our family-run company,” notes Dr. Jürgen Heraeus, Advisory Board Chairman at DPE.

Volker Hichert: Personality and company offer direction

“Peter Leibinger is one of the most highly regarded family company managers in the country, and Trumpf is also one of Germany’s most exemplary companies. With his personality and corporate background, he offers direction for our member companies, and stands for a successful Industry 4.0 concept,” adds DPE founding partner Volker Hichert. TRUMPF is a market and technology leader in machine tools and lasers for industrial manufacturing. With its software solutions it eases the path to implementing the smart factory and enables high-technology processes in industrial electronics. Around 12,000 employees worldwide deliver the performance and standing of family-run company TRUMPF. TRUMPF generated sales of more than EUR 3.1 billion in the 2016/2017 fiscal year and invested more than 10% of its sales volume in research and development.

Expert Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of DPE comprises the following members: Dr. Juergen Heraeus, Supervisory Board Chairman and Shareholder Committee Chairman of Heraeus Holding GmbH; Dr. Susanne Fuchs, co-owner and Supervisory Board member of Fuchs Petrolub SE; Dr. Alfred Gossner, Management Board member of Fraunhofer Gesellschaft; Prof. Dr. Michael Heise, Chief Economist and Head of the Economic Research Development at Allianz SE; James Kester, an experienced, leading investment manager, including for one of the world’s largest government-owned funds; Dr. Rolf Steffens, who as a successful private equity manager and senior partner co-established deal sourcing for DPE, and Dr. Nicolas von Rosty, who is not only one of Germany’s highest profile experts in management development and executive search but also brings experience as CEO of a start-up and CEO of a national subsidiary of an internationally operating group.