Chairman of the Management Board (CEO)
Born in 1959. CEO since November 1, 2009 and CFO from July 2005 to December 2012, appointed until December 31, 2020. He is responsible for the coordination of the Management Board and functionally responsible for the headquarter departments Corporate Communications, Corporate Development / M&A, Group Data Protection Office, Group HR, Investor Relations & Sustainability and Legal & Compliance / Personnel & Insurances. As part of his responsibility for Corporate Development Gisbert Rühl is in charge for implementing the digitalization strategy.
Born in 1959, married with three children
Gisbert Rühl joined Roland Berger & Partner GmbH as a management consultant in 1987 after studying industrial engineering at Hamburg University. Thereafter he was appointed managing director of Lion Gesellschaft für Systementwicklung mbH. After occupying management positions with Matuschka Capital GmbH and Coutinho, Caro & Co, Mr. Rühl joined RÜTGERS AG in 1993.
He was appointed to the company’s Management Board and, among other duties, served as the chief executive officer of RÜTGERS Automotive AG. In 1999 he moved to Babcock Borsig AG, where he accepted the office of a Management Board member. From 2002 until 2005 he was a partner in Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
In July 2005 Mr. Rühl has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Klöckner & Co Group. In November 2009 Mr. Rühl became Chairman of the Management Board of the Klöckner & Co SE. Until the end of 2012 he additionally still has been acting CFO.
Marcus A. Ketter
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Born in 1968. CFO since January 1, 2013, appointed until December 31, 2020. He is functionally responsible for the headquarter departments Corporate Accounting, Corporate Controlling / Risk Management / Information Security, Corporate IT, Corporate Taxes, Corporate Treasury and Internal Audit.
Born in 1968, married with two children
After studying economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Marcus A. Ketter began his career in 1993 as a controller and then as Head of the CEO's Office at STEAG AG. He subsequently completed an MBA at the Columbia Business School in New York and thereafter worked as Vice President of Finance and Controlling at STEAG RTP Systems Inc. as well as Vice President and Treasurer at the NASDAQ®-listed Mattson Technology Inc. in Silicon Valley.
After various management positions in the ThyssenKrupp Group, including Senior Vice President M&A, Controlling and IT of ThyssenKrupp Services AG and as CFO of ThyssenKrupp Elevator (CENE) GmbH, Marcus A. Ketter was appointed as Member of the Board of Schuler AG as of July 1, 2011 and three months later also as CFO.
As of January 1, 2013 Marcus A. Ketter has been appointed as Member of the Board and CFO of Klöckner & Co SE.
Jens M. Wegmann
Member of the Management Board (COO)
Born in 1965, Member of the Management Board since December 1, 2017, and appointed until November 30, 2020. As Chief Operating Officer (COO) he is responsible for all Group Operations including North and South America, Europe, Switzerland as well as Supply Chain, Purchasing and Sales.
Born in 1965, married with two children
After graduating from the TU Braunschweig with a degree in electrical engineering, Jens M. Wegmann occupied various managerial positions at Siemens between 1991 and 2011. Having spent several years in the USA in the field of energy and automation, he took on responsibility for the metallurgical facilities of the global Siemens business. Further managerial roles followed at Siemens in the field of plant construction, focusing on a wide range of industries. In February 2015, Wegmann joined thyssenkrupp as a member of the group executive management of Industrial Solutions, where he oversaw the implementation of the growth strategy across the regions and was also responsible for optimizing market growth and customer relationships. Between October 2015 and November 2016 he was CEO of Industrial Solutions and responsible for strategy, sales, communication, technology/innovation/sustainability, quality and processes, and compliance on the executive board.
As of December 1, 2017, Jens M. Wegmann has been appointed as Member of the Management Board and COO of Klöckner & Co SE.