Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Rüdiger Grube

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Member since June 2017

Personal information

  • Born: 1951 in Hamburg
  • Nationality: German
  • Place of residence: Hamburg

Current occupation and career history

  • Since 2017: Chairman Investment Banking Germany at Lazard Ltd.
  • Since 2017: Managing partner at Rüdiger Grube International Business Leadership GmbH, Hamburg
  • 2009 – 2017: Deutsche Bahn AG, Chairman of the Executive Board
  • 2001 – 2009: DaimlerChrysler AG, member of the Executive Board, responsible for corporate development, M&A, IT, shareholdings and (since 2004) in charge of activities in north-east Asia
  • 2005 – 2009: EADS (today Airbus Group SE), President of the Board of Directors
  • 1999 – 2000: Häussler AG, managing partner, Co-Chairman of the Executive Board
  • 1996 – 2001: DaimlerChrysler AG (until 1996 Daimler-Benz AG), Senior Vice President and head of corporate strategy
  • 1992 – 1996: Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG (until 1995 Deutsche Aerospace AG), Director of Corporate Planning and Technology (1995-1996), head of staff aviation (1994-1995), in charge of the Munich-Ottobrunn site (1992-1994)
  • 1990 – 1992: Deutsche Airbus GmbH, head of CEO’s office
  • 1989 – 1990: Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH, head of marketing, sales and external relations for the energy and industrial technology division


  • Degree in professional and business education from the University Hamburg; degree in vehicle engineering and aeronautics from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Ph.D. (Dr. Phil.) (1986)
  • Apprenticeship as aircraft metalworker at Hamburger Flugzeugbau (HFB/MBB)

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • Bombardier Transportation GmbH, Berlin (Chairman)
  • Deufol SE, Hofheim am Taunus (non-executive member of the Board of Directors)
  • Vantage Towers AG, Düsseldorf (Chairman)1
  • Vossloh AG, Werdohl (Chairman)1

Memberships in comparable domestic or foreign controlling bodies of business enterprises

  • Bombardier Transportation Bahntechnologie (Holding) Germany GmbH, Berlin (Chairman)

Other material activities in addition to the Supervisory Board mandate

  • Deutsche Bank AG, member of the Hamburg regional Advisory Board
  • Deutsche Nationalstiftung, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Off Road Kids Stiftung, patron and Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Paul Schockemöhle Logistics Gruppe, Chairman of the Advisory Board

¹ listed company