Thorsten Schäfer joined EQT Partners in Munich in 2022 to build up the Procurement function, aiming to support EQT portfolio companies and deal teams in the value creation contribution from 3rd party spend and the professionalization of portfolio companies' Procurement operating model.
Prior to joining EQT, Thorsten was a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal and a member of the European Procurement leadership team. He led complex Procurement performance improvement- and transformation projects and acted as interim Chief Procurement Officer for corporate and private equity clients in diverse industry sectors. Before joining A&M, Thorsten held different positions with Wincor Nixdorf AG, including Chief Procurement Officer Asia, Head of Supply Chain Management Office and Director Global Purchasing. Thorsten has over 18 years of experience working on direct and indirect savings improvements, supply chain optimization, and developing and implementing enhanced Procurement target operating models in international contexts.
Thorsten holds a degree in business law (Diplom-Wirtschaftsjurist) from the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany.