Alexander Schmitz to Lead Bain & Company’s EMEA PE Practice

PRNewswireApril 15, 20245 min

Bain & Company announced that Alexander Schmitz¬†has been appointed to lead its Private Equity (PE) practice in¬†Europe,¬†Middle East¬†and¬†Africa¬†(EMEA), succeeding¬†Christophe De Vusser, the firm’s Worldwide Managing Partner Elect.

A 21-year veteran of the firm based in¬†Dusseldorf, Alexander is a senior member of the firm’s partner team in its global PE practice, with a deep track record of delivering successful client results across the full PE value chain. Most recently, he has served as head of Bain’s PE group in the¬†Germany,¬†Austria¬†and¬†Switzerland¬†region (DACH). During his past four years in this position his leadership has seen three-fold growth in the firm’s PE business across all parts of the DACH region, as well as ongoing expansion of its PE teams in these markets.

Alexander brings to his role a wealth of experience of advising financial investors globally on deal generation and execution, portfolio company value creation and transformations, and fund strategy, alongside very substantial leadership credentials. He is an active member of Bain’s EMEA leadership team and previously served as the managing partner of the firm’s¬†Dusseldorf¬†office.

“We are excited for the vision and energy Alexander will bring to his new role ‚Äď especially developing and leading our world-class team to support our clients across their business to achieve their ambition and results,” said¬†Rebecca Burack, head of Bain & Company’s global Private Equity practice. “He has a keen understanding of client needs and is dedicated to our mission to bring the best of Bain to clients, including through continuing innovation across our tools and technology, such as the implementation of new AI capabilities.”

In his new role, Alexander will take on responsibility for further accelerating the growth of Bain’s private equity business across the region. He will have a particular focus on business and client development, and on talent recruitment and development in support of the practice’s continuing expansion, as well as on leading the practice’s consulting teams and expert professional staff.

Alexander holds a summa cum laude degree in Business Administration from WHU ‚Äď Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management ‚Äď in Vallendar,¬†Germany, and an MBA from the¬†University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he attended the Universidad Adolfo Ib√°√Īez in Vi√Īa del Mar,¬†Chile.

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