Ruth Weißmann as new Chief Operating Officer of the Education Group

Ruth Weißmann as new Chief Operating Officer of the Education Group
  • Ruth Weißmann has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Education Group effective May 1, 2023
  • Education Group plans to expand further throughout Germany - with its own and franchise locations and the gradual broadening of its service portfolio
  • Ruth Weißmann will support the management team, consisting of the company founders, with the development of the Education Group

May 2023
Education Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ruth Weissmann as COO and Managing Director of the Education Group. Ruth has extensive managerial experience in branch operations, operations and operational excellence. As COO, she will assume immediate responsibility as Managing Director for all operational areas of the Group and will work closely with the management team.

"We are very happy to win Ruth for the Education Group. We are pursuing ambitious expansion plans and have high quality standards. Ruth is the ideal person for this task," says Florian Thelenberg, Partner at ECM.

Ruth Weissmann is looking forward to her new challenge: "I am excited to be part of such a dynamic and growing company and look forward to bringing my experience and expertise to help Education Group with its national roll-out and drive the realization of its growth strategy."

About Education Group (“Education”)

Leading education and training institutes with a focus on the mobility sector join forces as the Education Group. Today, Education Group operates three business units - driving license training for novice drivers (ACADEMY), basic and advanced training for professional drivers (ACADEMY) and basic and advanced training for driving instructors (DVPI). The group is active at more than 400 own and franchise locations. The Education Group has its headquarters in Ludwigsburg (near Stuttgart).

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About ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH (“ECM”)

ECM is a trusted growth partner for mid-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs in German-speaking Europe. Since 1995, ECM has raised the private equity funds GEP I-V with aggregate equity commitments of more than €1 billion and currently invests out of the fifth fund GEP V (€325 million). The funds invest primarily in leading mid-market companies with attractive growth potential in the context of ownership successions, partnership transactions and corporate spin-offs.

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