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Chairman of the Management Board (CEO/CFO)

Born in 1959. CEO since November 1, 2009, appointed until December 31, 2020. Gisbert Rühl also holds the position of Chief Financial Officer since May 15, 2019. He is responsible for the coordination of the Management Board and functionally responsible for the divisions Corporate Accounting & Taxes, Corporate Communications, Corporate Controlling & Development / M&A, Corporate Treasury, Group HR, Group IT, Internal Audit, Investor Relations & Sustainability und Legal & Governance / Risk / Compliance. As part of his responsibility for Corporate Development Gisbert Rühl is in charge for implementing the digitalization strategy.

Born in 1959, German nationality, 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.

In May 2019, in addition to his function as Chairman of the Management Board, Gisbert Rühl again assumed responsibility for the Finance Division.


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 as well as European Operations. He is functionally responsible for the divisions Group Operations, Project Management Office, Procurement, Sales, Digital Supply Chain Management und Advanced Development & Innovation.

Born in 1965, German nationality, 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.

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