Tanja Dreilich is a trained economist who earned a degree in business administration from Goethe University Frankfurt in 1996 and an Executive MBA from the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar and the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago in 2003.
Ms. Dreilich began her professional career with automotive manufacturer Adam Opel. In the years that followed, she worked in various management positions in the parent company, General Motors. Starting in January 2005, as the CFO, she was responsible for the finance division of electronics manufacturer ITT Cannon. From September 2007 onwards, Ms. Dreilich held the same position with sugar manufacturer Nordzucker in Braunschweig. She then switched to Gagfah, the listed real estate group in Essen. Beginning in May 2012, Ms. Dreilich led Nemetschek AG, a software provider to the construction industry based in Munich, as the Chairwoman and CFO.
In September 2014, Ms. Dreilich was made Chairwoman and CFO of automotive supplier Kirchhoff in Iserlohn. Following this, she held the same position at the Constantia Flexible Group, a producer of flexible packaging based in Vienna. Starting in September 2021, she was CFO of the Car Chassis Technology division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a leading global provider of mobility technology. Furthermore, Ms. Dreilich was a member of the Supervisory Board of financial service provider Grenke AG for four years beginning in May 2015.
Tanja Dreilich has been a member of the Executive Board of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG since 1 January 2023, and will take over the Finance and Real Estate departments with effect from 1 February 2023.