Dr. Stefan Povaly is Senior Country Officer Germany at J.P. Morgan. Prior to being promoted to this role in November 2020, he was Co-Head of Sponsor and Corporate Leveraged Finance for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a Managing Director and has worked at J.P. Morgan since 2001. In addition to having advised private equity clients in structuring leveraged buyouts, he originated, structured, and syndicated numerous leveraged corporate financings, high yield bonds, and leveraged buyouts for a broad range of industries and issuers in the EMEA region. Dr. Povaly has significant experience in arranging leveraged financings across Europe, particularly in the German-speaking and Nordic region. He holds an M.Sc. in Business and Finance from the University of Vienna. Dr. Povaly obtained his Ph.D. after conducting his doctoral studies in Corporate Finance at the University of St. Gallen and the Harvard Business School. He authored the book "Private Equity Exits" (published in 2007) and regularly comments in publications related to private equity.