Strategy and Business Development,
Corporate Communication,
Compliance, ESG, Investment Business,
Investor Relations (fund investors),
Investment Controlling

Born in 1964. Spokesman of the Board of Management since March 2013; member of the Board of Management since January 2001; appointed until December 2018.

Following a traineeship in banking, Torsten Grede studied business administration in Cologne, Germany, and St. Gallen, Switzerland. Directly after graduating, he started his career in 1990 at Deutsche Beteiligungs AG; he now has more than 25 years of experience in the private equity business in Germany’s mid-market sector.


Investment Business,
Investment Team Development,
Investor Relations (fund investors)

Born in 1966. Member of the Board of Management since January 2004; appointed until February 2021.

After completing a traineeship as an industrial administrator at Braun AG, Dr Rolf Scheffels studied business administration at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, where he received his degree. His career began in 1992 with the audit firm C&L Deutsche Revision AG, Frankfurt am Main. In 1996, Dr Rolf Scheffels earned his doctorate (Dr rer. pol.) at Goethe University. He joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 1997.


Finance and Accounting, Investor
Relations (stock market), Legal,
Fiscal, Portfolio Valuation,
Risk Management, Internal Audit,
Personnel, IT and Organisation

Born in 1961. Member of the Board of Management since November 2012; appointed until October 2020.

Susanne Zeidler studied business administration at the University of Münster, Germany. She began her career in 1987 at an audit partnership that specialised in mid-market companies. In 1990, she transitioned into the area of corporate finance at KPMG, where she was responsible for valuations of companies operating in various sectors until 1999. After becoming a partner in 2000, Susanne Zeidler led the internal audit review and other back office activities at KPMG’s Frankfurt office. From 2005 onwards, she built up the firm’s relationships with foundations and other non-profit organisations. In early 2011, she became Director of Aid to the Church in Need, a worldwide charity organisation, and was based at its international headquarters.