Harald Einsmann formerly served as an Operating Partner and a member of the Board of Directors/Investment Committee of EQT, a leading European Private Equity Group sponsored by the Wallenberg Group of Scandinavia (which includes, among others, Erickson Telephones, ABB Engineering, Astra Zeneca and Gambro Pharmaceuticals, SEB Bank and Scania Trucks).
Dr. Einsmann has served on the Board of Tesco PLC, in the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2010 and has been a member of their Nominations and Remuneration Committee from 2005 to 2010. He has served as a member of the Board Carlson Group in the United States, (which includes, among others, Regent, Radisson Hotels, Park Inn and Thank God It’s Friday Restaurants) from 1999 to 2010 and served on their Compensation Committee from 2005 to 2010.
He has served on the Board of Harman International Industries, Inc., from 2007 to present and has served on their Audit Committee from 2007 to present. Dr. Einsmann has also served as a member of the Board of Rezidor Hotel Group in Scandinavia from 2007 to present and has served on their Compensation Committee from 2007 to present. Prior to his tenure at EQT, Dr. Einsmann was the President of Procter and Gamble, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and a member of the Worldwide Board at Procter and Gamble.
He is a graduate of the Hamburg and Heidelberg Universities in Germany where he received an MBA and a doctorate in Business Administration, Economics and Law. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Florida, Gainesville, earning a Ph.D., with a thesis about the impact of the European Union on several U.S. industries.