Carl Ferdinand Oetker

Carl Ferdinand Oetker owns 12.5% of Dr. August Oetker, a $13 billion (sales) conglomerate active in food, beverages, financial services and hotels.

The business began in 1891 when his great-grandfather, pharmacist August Oetker, started selling non-perishable baking powder.

After World War II, Carl Ferdinand’s father, former Nazi SS officer Rudolf August Oetker, added more food products and successfully diversified.

Carl Ferdinand studied Economics and International Relations at Brown University, then started his career at Boston Consulting Group.

Since 2009, he has been with Oetker-owned Bankhaus Lampe, which serves wealthy individuals, medium-sized companies and institutional investors.