NEW YORK and LONDON, August 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Perella Weinberg Partners today announced that Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG and current Chairman of LafargeHolcim and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Continental AG, has been named an Advisory Partner of the Firm. In this role, Prof. Dr. Reitzle will provide senior counsel to the Firm and its clients, particularly in Europe.
Joseph Perella, Chairman of Perella Weinberg Partners, said, "We are excited to have a businessman of Wolfgang's caliber join Perella Weinberg Partners. We have known Wolfgang for many years, and he has an exceptional track record of successfully managing growth across a variety of industries. His perspective will be invaluable as we execute on our strategy of opportunistically growing our business, and we look forward to partnering with him on client matters."
Robert Steel, Chief Executive Officer of Perella Weinberg Partners, said, "Wolfgang is a distinguished and experienced business executive and we are pleased he is joining Perella Weinberg Partners as an advisory partner. His immense international experience as both a senior executive and director will be indispensable to the Firm and our clients. We are delighted to have him join our expanding team of advisory partners as we seek to further augment the advice and services we provide clients globally."
Wolfgang Reitzle stated, "With a talented team of professionals, client-centric focus and culture built on integrity and trust, Perella Weinberg Partners is a world-class organization with worldwide scope, and one of which I am excited to be a part."
Prof. Dr. Reitzle is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG and present Chairman of LafargeHolcim.
Prof. Dr. Reitzle began his career at BMW, where in 1987 he was appointed a regular member of the Executive Board, responsible for research and development. In 1999, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Automotive Group and Vice President of United States car manufacturer, Ford. In 2002, he joined the Executive Committee of Linde AG, a world-leading gases and engineering company, and was named Chief Executive Officer in 2003.
Prof. Dr. Reitzle is Chairman of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim, having been elected to the Board in 2012. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Continental AG in Hanover, Germany and Medical Park AG in Amerang, Germany; Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hawesko Holding AG in Hamburg, Germany; and a member of the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer SE in Berlin, Germany.
Prof. Dr. Reitzle studied engineering and economics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany and holds a degree and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
About Perella Weinberg Partners
Perella Weinberg Partners is a leading independent, client-focused financial services firm providing advisory and asset management services to a broad, global client base, including corporations, institutions and governments. The Advisory business advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, defense advisory, financial restructuring, private capital raising, and pension matters. The Asset Management business includes a suite of hedge fund strategies, private investment funds (including real estate) and outsourced CIO solutions. Together with its affiliates, the Asset Management business has capital commitments and managed assets of approximately $9.1 billion. With more than 450 employees, Perella Weinberg Partners maintains offices in New York, London, Abu Dhabi, Denver, Dubai, and San Francisco. For more information on Perella Weinberg Partners, please visit http://www.pwpartners.com.
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