Consultancy Bain & Co. has appointed Alexander Schmitz to lead its private equity practice in Europe, Middle East and Africa, succeeding Christophe De Vusser.

A 21-year veteran of the firm based in Dusseldorf, Schmitz is a senior member of the firm’s partner team in its global PE practice, with a track record of delivering successful results across the full PE value chain. Most recently, he has served as head of Bain’s PE group in the Germany, Austria and Switzerland region (DACH).