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

  • Alstom Transportation GmbH Deutschland, Berlin (Chair)
  • Deufol SE, Hofheim am Taunus (non-executive member of the Board of Directors)
  • EUREF AG, Berlin (Chairman)
  • Meta Wolf AG, Kranichfeld
  • Vodafone GmbH, Düsseldorf (Chairman)
  • Vossloh AG, Werdohl (Chairman)1

Memberships in comparable domestic or foreign controlling bodies of business enterprises

  • None

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

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