Dr. Zirener joined OEP in 2006 and is a Senior Managing Director based in Frankfurt and a member of the Investment Committee and Valuation Committee. During his tenure at OEP, Dr. Zirener worked on numerous investments in the packaging, IT services, technology, chemical, and healthcare industries. Dr. Zirener is a member of the Board of Directors of DWK Lifescience Group, Neology, Verimatrix, MCL, VASS, and Bibliotheca and has previously been a member of the Board of Directors of Smartrac, Lutech, Constantia Flexibles, Engineering, and Duropack.
Prior to joining OEP, he was a Senior Project Manager in the Restructuring/Corporate Finance division of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where he was responsible for corporate restructuring projects across different industries in Europe. Dr. Zirener also started his own business focusing on the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Dr. Zirener studied Business Administration at the European Business School in Oestrich Winkel, the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires, and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de La Rochelle. He wrote his doctoral thesis on Bankruptcy (Chapter 11) restructurings and received his Ph.D. from the Europa Universität Viadrina.