Dr. Roland Lappin was born on January 4, 1961 in Bad Oldesloe, Germany. In 1980, he began a business training program at Degussa AG focused on foreign trade. He finished his studies in Hamburg in 1990 with a degree in industrial engineering.
Dr. Lappin than worked for the SGS Societé Générale de Surveillance Group, initially as a management trainee and later as a business director and assistant to management in Geneva, Switzerland, and Hamburg, Germany. While working, he earned his doctorate in economics and social sciences at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Beginning in 1994, he worked as an advisor for planning and controlling at Schickedanz Holding-Stiftung in Fürth, Germany. Dr. Lappin joined our Group in 1996 and managed our department finance and investments in 1999. Dr. Lappin has been a member of our executive board since 2003.
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