Jan Weidner joined The Blackstone Group in 2012 as a Senior Managing Director. He is responsible for Blackstone Advisory activities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Weidner was a Managing Partner in Drueker & Co. where he successfully led the merger into Leonardo & Co. in 2007, becoming Managing Director and a member of the European Operating Committee. Before Drueker & Co., Mr. Weidner worked as Managing Director and Head of M&A for Germany and Austria at Morgan Stanley, based in Frankfurt and London. In this role, he led and executed numerous complex M&A and capital markets transactions in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1994, Mr. Weidner was Head of Investment Banking for BHF-BANK’s subsidiary in Prague. He began his career with JP Morgan in 1986, working in Project Finance and FX Options trading, based out of Frankfurt and New York.
Mr. Weidner studied economics at the University of Frankfurt and at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.