Franz-Josef Appel, who holds a degree in business administration (FH) and is a certified public accountant, started his career at Arthur Andersen in Frankfurt. He is a founding member of PSC and has many years of experience in auditing and advising national and international clients, including listed and medium-sized companies from the automotive, IT, textile, plant engineering and chemical industries, among others. He has advised on numerous large transactions, company valuations and crossborder acquisitions and has extensive restructuring experience, particularly in the automotive industry. This includes financing restructuring, strategic corporate planning, business planning and support in insolvency proceedings. Since 2000, he has worked as a partner and member of the management board of PKF Riedel Appel Hornig GmbH. Franz-Josef Appel (born 1966) lives in Eberbach, is married and has two children.