Martina Merz elected as the Chairwoman of thyssenkrupp AG

Feb 4, 2019   People

Following the Annual General Meeting, the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG elected unanimously Martina Merz (55) as new Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board.

Ms. Merz takes over the chair from Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens, who assumed the position after the resignation of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lehner and will now once again focus on his role as Chairman of the Audit Committee.


“thyssenkrupp is facing major changes. In this important phase the Executive Board needs a Supervisory Board that ensures stable support. To chair the Supervisory Board at this stage is a responsible task which I take on with respect and great pleasure. Now it’s about successfully implementing thyssenkrupp’s new strategy. At the same time, businesses must remain competitive with their outstanding products and services – in the interest of the employees, customers and shareholders,” said Martina Merz after her election.


Martina Merz has decades of management experience in industry, including as a member of the board of the Chassis System Brakes division of automotive component supplier Bosch. Since 2015 the qualified mechanical engineer is a member of various supervisory boards as an independent management consultant, including at Lufthansa and the Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo.

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