Not until the age of 33, and not before having completed his diverse studies, did he initiate his economic career. After having worked as a consultant at McKinsey, he acquired his first small business financed from his own resources at the age of 35. Without external help, he succeeded in becoming one of the most well-known and successful global investors in the restructuring sector. He was able to acquire and realign more than 250 companies around the world in this way.
He successfully accomplished several IPOs. Many of these companies were able to eventually meet listing requirements for stock market indexes, such as SDAX, TEKDAX and MDAX and under his management.
However, Peter Löw is also one of the few entrepreneurs who does not focus exclusively on entrepreneurship but one who also demonstrates competencies in all socially relevant areas, thereby following the historical ideal of active citizenship and the tradition of the deeply committed Bildungsbürger, or intellectual bourgeois. Löw is not only a high-ranked officer of the Bundeswehr, but also a teaching professor and member of the Senate at the Papal College Heiligenkreuz. He received insights into diplomatic service and international customs as assessor to the German Embassy in Rome. From 2005 to 2010, he was also active as a consultant for the UNESCO. Over a course of more than 10 years he chaired charitable activities of the Malteser Hilfsdienst as an honorary representative, until 2014. Since 2012 he is regularly leading Interfaith dialogues in the Monastic Republic of Athos. Between 2002 and 2004 he was also instrumental in reconstructing the papal nunciature in Belgrade. Furthermore, he enabled the organization of the Pope’s visit to Germany in 2011.
Peter Löw is a marathon runner, combat survival training competitor, parachutist, lifeguard and diver. In 2015, he survived the crash of his plane in Miami as a pilot.
His emphasis lies in an interdisciplinary nexus. In this spirit, he has published numerous books on various scientific topics and is currently working with an interdenominational working group on a new Qur’an translation, in the wake of his lecture series at Heiligenkreuz.
Peter Löw owns one of the most important art collections on the continent, including artifacts from all epochs of humanity; with numerous exhibits enriching public exhibitions all over Europe.
He has proven his affinity to European heritage repeatedly. Peter Löw is not only fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and holder of the Latin proficiency certificate, but he has worked in or owned companies in almost every European country.
His international social commitment has already been recognized several times, as a professing Catholic and papal knight in the rank of Grand Cross carrier he is close to the Vatican.
Löw is married and father of six children.