Olivier Weddrien has been an investor for more than twenty years. Olivier was Head of Private Equity of DZ Bank Group for more than a decade, overseeing invested capital of €700 million. In several cases, Olivier served on the board of directors, helping shape the strategy of the portfolio companies. This included companies such as Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG, Myonic, Konrad Hornschuch AG, Tital, and Melvo.
Over the course of his leadership at DZ Bank Group, Olivier built a very successful Private Equity Business within the German-speaking region, focused on business building within the mid-sized German-speaking market. During this period, Olivier developed an extensive network of relationships within the German Mittelstand, with both the owners and advisors of family business as well as with leading operators who can advise or play leadership roles in group companies. Prior to joining DZ Bank Group’s private equity group (initially at a predecessor institute), Olivier worked for the Cooperative Banking Group Germany.
After leaving DZ Bank Group Olivier established the activities of The Cranemere Group Limited in the German speaking region. Today he serves as a Senior Advisor to Cranemere and is a Board Member and Venture Partner to Haven Cyber Technologies. Olivier runs its own private equity business activities.