Speaker: Marcus Gerlach
After studying business administration in Munich, Gerlach initially joined Pierburg GmbH as Financial Controller at the beginning of 1999. His other key positions in the Group were CFO of a joint venture in China, CFO of the Group's Casting Division and President of the American subsidiary Pierburg Inc. At the end of 2013, he returned to Neuss and became Chief Purchasing Officer (CPO) of the Rheinmetall Group for non-production materials and at the same time Head of Purchasing of Rheinmetall's Sensors and Actuators Division. Since February 2020, he is the CEO of Rheinmetall's Materials and Trade division. In this role, he is responsible for approximately EUR 1.6 billion in sales and actively manages the transformation of the division.