Theo Weber is managing director and head of origination of private debt at BlackRock International Fixed Income, where he is responsible for sourcing and executing middle-market direct-bond investment opportunities in the German market. Prior to joining BlackRock, Dr. Weber was head of GE Capital’s leveraged finance team in Germany, where he covered the German private equity market, led mid-market transactions in leveraged finance, and was responsible for the GE/Ares joint venture in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Previously at GE Capital, he was responsible for healthcare investments (equity and debt). Dr. Weber also led Deloitte and PwC’s private equity advisory practices, closing several first-time deals for UK private equity funds in Germany. He graduated from University Erlangen-Nuernberg and holds a PhD from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.