Olaf Zachert is the Managing Director and sole shareholder of the OZ CAPITAL investment company. Prior to this, he trained in TV production at telefacts.tv Produktionsgesellschaft mbH in Essen and held a variety of editorial roles at RTL, working on programmes such as Explosiv, Punkt 6 and Guten Abend RTL as well as the production team at BILD Kettwig. When the international business channel Bloomberg Television moved to London, Zachert moved with it, taking charge of the ‘New Market Report’ and ‘Technology Report’ formats. In 2001, he set up his own consultancy, Crown Unternehmensberatung, to help medium-sized companies across Germany with processes such as restructuring and capital procurement. In 2005 he made a successful move into the venture capital industry with Thangol Holding S.L.
In 2013 Zachert joined the executive management team at Publishers Partners GmbH, which published the national newspaper supplement doppio. With a print run of more than 2 million copies, the magazine was one of the biggest free publications in Germany. He was commissioned by the owner to restructure the publication and successfully transformed it into the online TV channel doppio TV, based in Berlin, which received its broadcasting license from the state media authority in 2016. He decided to leave the media company in July 2016 and, in November 2016, established OZ CAPITAL investment company, based in Berlin..
He has over ten years’ experience in the investment field, as well as an extensive network.