Alfred Hörmann is an entrepreneur with roughly 20 years of experience in logistics, infrastructure, and investment. He founded Hörmann Group in 2001.
He was also a guest on the Interview for the Entrepreneur Podcast to give his insights about what it takes to be successful in today’s world. His discussion covers inspiration, creativity, and how it feels for someone who builds their own business from scratch.
He is currently the chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Board of Management, and a member of the Remuneration Committee at Deutsche Bank AG. He is also a member of several non-profit boards such as Audible, Linx Entertainment (which organizes Hear This Film festival), and the KIT Digital Council.
In 2008 he started working as a team leader at Deutsche Bank’s Global Wealth Management Division on the Team in charge of investment banking operations. From 2011 to 2013, he was managing director at German private equity fund Starfish Capital Partners. In 2013, he founded Hörmann Group with his wife, Christina Urban.
Alfred Hörmann was born in Germany. He is the eldest of three children who grew up in East Berlin and attended the EBS Gymnasium secondary school (Gymnasium). In 1985, he graduated from Dresden Technical University with a degree in economics. From 1991 on, he studied business administration at the Donau-Wien University and graduated as an engineer.
In 1998, Alfred Hörmann traveled as an exchange student to Bimini, Bahamas. In 2008 he received his Master of Management (MBA) degree from the Central European Management Institute (CEMI). Hörmann is a Certified Master of Business Administration (CMMBA) and an Associate Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CIOT).
After spending four years in Berlin, he moved to Vienna in 1992 and joined his father’s construction company, H. & C. Hörmann. In 1998, he became the managing director at Atlas-Werke as head of logistics and purchasing and sales and marketing planning at Wöhrbühl GmbH & Co. KG. In 2000, he founded the freight forwarding company Cargo Terminal International Austria (CTIA), which DHL Express took over shortly after its creation in 2001.
Visit his website: http://www.alfonshörmann.com