|Adviser to CVC since 2000. Dr Heraeus is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heraeus Holding GmbH and Chairman of the Shareholders Committee. Dr Heraeus studied business administration at the University of Munich, earning his PhD in 1963. He lived in the USA for nearly two years and worked for a variety of Heraeus subsidiaries before his appointment to the Board of Management of W. C. Heraeus GmbH in 1970. He subsequently became Chief Executive Officer of Heraeus Holding GmbH. Since 2000, he has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heraeus Holding GmbH and Chairman of the Shareholders Committee. Dr Heraeus is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GEA Group AG and Messer Group GmbH and member of the Supervisory Board of Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers KGaA. In addition, he serves as honorary Chairman of the German United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, and Chairman of the Kathinka Platzhoff Foundation.