Owner and Managing partner of the OBERMEYER Group.
Dipl.-Chem., Dipl.-Ing. Maximilian Grauvogl took over this group of companies from his uncle, Dr. Leonhard Obermeyer, the founder of the company.
Just like his uncle, Maximilian Grauvogl is a visionary in matters relating to science and research, and in particular to the further development and establishment of digital planning methods and their implementation in the construction sector. It is therefore not surprising that OBERMEYER has always adopted a pioneering role in the implementation of digital methods in the everyday work of planning. At present, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is being driven forward with great commitment.
After his studies at the Technical University in Munich – he graduated in Chemistry in 1975, and in Construction Engineering in 1981 – Maximilian Grauvogl joined OBERMEYER in Munich back in 1981. After three years of civil engineering, he moved to Riadh in Saudi Arabia for two years as Resident Engineer for a large construction project for the transport sector.
Back in Germany, he first worked as the planning manager for large national civil engineering projects then, starting in 1988, he worked on expansion of the ‘Environment’ business, taking management charge of it in 1993.
Since 1994, Maximilian Grauvogl has been a member of the board of management of OBERMEYER. Since 1998, he has been focusing his attention on international business developments, in particular in Russia, the CIS countries and in China.
In 1999, Grauvogl became speaker of the board of management then in 2001 he also took charge of the ‘Central Functions’ division with its organisational units of ‘International Business Relations’, ‘Administration’, ‘Data Processing’ and ‘Quality Management/PR Work’.
Since 2003, he has chaired the board of management and, since December 2006, he has been the sole shareholder of the OBERMEYER Group.
CEO of the OBERMEYER Group
Since 2002, Jens Ulrich has worked for the Group. As a director, he is jointly responsible with Maximilian Grauvogl for national and international growth, and for the competitiveness of this family business. Besides this function, Jens Ulrich is also on various boards of management and supervisory bodies within the Group.
In 1995 he graduated from the Free University of Berlin in Business Studies, with the German academic title of Diplom Kaufmann. While still a student, and in the years immediately following, Jens Ulrich worked as a freelance company adviser with a focus on the founding and financing of companies, and also as an adviser for property transactions. From this post, he moved in 2002 to OBERMEYER in Leipzig. In 2008, from there, he switched to OBERMEYER Planen + Beraten, moving to Munich, where as an international salesman, he worked with Maximilian Grauvogl to drive forward the company’s international activities. His principal activities involved setting up the commercial aspects of international projects. A milestone was the major project of the ‘High-speed rail link between Wuhan and Guangzhou’ (2005 until 2010).
Besides the project business, he also assisted with the setting up and integration of companies abroad. A significant moment in this included the takeover and integration of OBERMEYER Helika in the Czech Republic. Jens Ulrich was a director on the Group board there until 2008. Over the following years, he was responsible for setting up and developing companies and Joint Ventures in China, where he also assumed posts of responsibility within those companies.
Since 2013, Jens Ulrich has been the Director of OBERMEYER Holding GmbH. Together with sole shareholder Maximilian Grauvogl, he strives to further develop OBERMEYER as a traditional family business. His stated objective is to expand the technological leadership of the Group. This reflects the tradition of digital innovations and state-of-the-art technology that characterises OBERMEYER.
The history of the OBERMEYER Group
From a one-man engineering office to a corporate Group: In 1958, Dr.-Ing. Leonhard Obermeyer founded the engineering office in Krailling near Munich that grew over the years into a group of companies with affiliates in Germany and abroad.