We have outstanding food expertise with more than 97,000 customer-focused employees. Our local business models are based on a unique understanding of the customer and help us to put our customers first and be the catalyst for their success.

Our company is led by an experienced management team with a strong track record. The board is as follows.

Dr Steffen Greubel

Chairman of the Management Board

*1973 | Nationality: German

Areas of responsibility

Corporate Communications
Corporate Office
Corporate Public Policy
Corporate Responsibility
Global Digital Business Lead
M & A | Legal & Compliance
SME Services
Strategy | Investor Relations

METRO Deutschland, METRO Österreich

Hospitality Digital
METRO MARKETS
METRO ADVERTISING
METRO Financial Services

Profile

Dr Steffen Greubel has been Chairman of the Management Board of METRO AG since 1 May 2021 and has been appointed until 30 April 2024. From 1 April 2022 to 14 September 2022 he also was Labour Director ad interim.

From April 2014, he was employed by the Würth-Group, initially as Executive Vice President and then, from 2019, in the Group Management. Prior to this, Dr Steffen Greubel worked for the management consultancy McKinsey & Company. The trained banker graduated from the University of Witten/Herdecke in 2000 with a degree in economics; he received his doctorate from the University of Magdeburg in 2006.

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies
  • Metro Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2
Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Curriculum Vitae

since 01/05/2021
METRO AG
Chairman of the Management Board,
from 01/04/2022 to 14/09/2022 also Labour Director (ad interim)

2019 - 2021
Würth-Group, Künzelsau
Member of the Central Managing Board

2014 –2019
Würth-Group, Künzelsau
Executive Vice President
with responsibility for France, Italy, Spain
and Corporate Development

2000 – 2014
McKinsey & Company, Berlin
in var. positions, lastly from 2010 Partner European Retail /
Consumer Goods Practice

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 15 September 2022

Dr Steffen Greubel, Chairman of the Management Board

Dr Steffen Greubel

Christian Baier

Chief Financial Officer

*1976 | Nationality: German

Areas of responsibility

Corporate Accounting & Controlling
Corporate Risk Management
Corporate Tax
Corporate Treasury
Global Solution Center
Group Internal Audit

METRO PROPERTIES
METRO LOGISTICS
MIAG
METRO Insurance Broker
METRO DIGITAL

Profile

Christian Baier has been a member of the Management Board of METRO AG since 11 November 2016 and appointed until 30 September 2025.

From 1 July 2015 to 1 March 2017, he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of METRO Cash & Carry. Previously, Christian Baier held the position of Group Director Strategy, Business Innovation and M&A at the former METRO AG (now CECONOMY AG). He joined METRO Cash & Carry Germany (now METRO Germany) in 2011 as a member of the Executive Board / Head of Finance and Administration - C+C Schaper. Previously, the graduate in business administration (BA) and MBA graduate of New York University worked for the financial investor Permira and various banks.

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies
  • METRO Re AG2 - Supervisory Board (Chairman)
Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises
  • METRO Cash & Carry International Holding GmbH2, Vösendorf, Austria - Supervisory Board (Chairman)
  • METRO Holding France S.A.2, Vitry-sur-Seine, France - Board of Directors

Curriculum Vitae

Christian Baier, born on 6 November 1976 in Freiburg im Breisgau

Graduated in Business Management, University of Cooperative Education Villingen-Schwenningen
Graduated in Business Administration, New York University, New York, USA

since 11/11/2016
METRO AG
Member of the Management Board, from January to April 2021 also Co-Chairman (ad interim) together with Rafael Gasset

2015 - 01.03.2017
METRO AG
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) METRO Cash & Carry

2012 - 2015
METRO AG
Group Director Strategy, Business Innovation and M&A

2011 - 2012
METRO Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH
Member of the Management Board / Head of Finance and Administration - C+C Schaper

2006 - 2011
Permira Beteiligungsberatung GmbH, Frankfurt
Investment Executive

2004 - 2006
Lehman Brothers Europe ltd. / Lehman Brothers Bankhaus AG, London / Frankfurt
Associate

2001 - 2002
BWK Unternehmensbeteiligung GmbH (LBBW-Gruppe), Stuttgart
Investment Manager

2000 - 2001
Baden-Wurttembergische Bank AG (LBBW-Gruppe), Freiburg
Trainee

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 15 September 2022

Christian Baier, Chief Financial Officer

Christian Baier

Rafael Gasset

Chief Operating Officer

*1967 | Nationality: Spanish

Areas of responsibility

METRO Bulgaria, METRO Croatia, makro Czech Republic, METRO France, METRO Hungary, METRO India, METRO Italy, METRO Kazakhstan, METRO Moldova, makro Netherlands, METRO Pakistan, makro Poland, makro Portugal, METRO Romania, METRO Russia, METRO Serbia, METRO Slovakia, makro Spain, METRO Turkey, METRO Ukraine

Profile
Rafael Gasset has been a member of the Management Board of METRO AG since 1 April 2020 and is appointed until 31 March 2028.

 

From 2015 until 31 March 2020, he was Operating Partner with various country responsibilities, since 2018 for Russia, Romania, Moldova and Poland. Prior to this, Rafael Gasset held various positions at METRO's national companies. Prior to his position as Operating Partner he was Regional Operating Officer at METRO Cash & Carry with responsibility for the Eastern Europe region.

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises
  • Makro Cash and Carry Polska S.A.2, Warsaw, Poland – Supervisory Board
  • METRO Logistics Polska sp. z o.o.2, Warsaw, Poland – Supervisory Board

Curriculum Vitae

Rafael Gasset, born on 17 January 1967 in Melilla, Spain

Studies at the University of Málaga (Economics and Management, Commercial Management) and at the IESE Business School, University of Navarra (PDD, Executive Management)

since 01/04/2020
METRO AG
Member of the Management Board, from January to April 2021 also Co-Chairman (ad interim) together with Christian Baier

2015 - 31/03/2020
METRO AG
Operating Partner

2014 - 2015
METRO Cash & Carry
Regional Operating Officer (Region Eastern Europe)

2010 – 2014
METRO GROUP real,- Poland
Chief Executive Officer

2008 - 2010
MAKRO Cash & Carry Spain
Director Customer Management

2004 – 2007
CARREFOUR, Italy
Food Commercial Director

2000 – 2004
CARREFOUR GROUP, France
Directeur International Development des Ventes

1993 – 2000
CONTINENTE, Spain
var. Stations, lastly Strategic Projects Director (Grupo Promodès)

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 15 September 2022

Rafael Gasset, Eric Poirier, Chief Operating Officer (Trader Cluster)

Rafael Gasset

Christiane Giesen

Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director

*1975 | Nationality: German

Areas of responsibility

International HR Business Partner
Global Employer Branding, Talent Acquisition & Onboarding
Global HR Services
Global Talent Management und HR Transformation
HR Operations

METRO Campus Services

Profile

Christiane Giesen has been a member of the Management Board and Labour Director of METRO AG since 15 September 2022 and has been appointed until 14 September 2025. Prior to this, she held various management positions at BP Europe SE/Aral AG since 1998, last as a member of the Management Board of Aral AG.

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies
  • Metro Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2
Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Curriculum Vitae

since 15/09/2022
METRO AG
Member of the Management Board and Labour Director

2020 - 2022
Aral AG
Member of the Management Board of Aral AG,
with responsibility for the European retail and wholesale business of the international energy company BP plc, headquartered in London

1998 - 2020
BP Europa SE/Aral AG
Various management functions in sales, marketing, strategy and pricing in Europe

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 1 October 2022

Christiane Giesen, Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director

Christiane Giesen

Claude Sarrailh

Chief Customer and Merchandise Officer

*1971 | Nationality: French

Areas of responsibility

Customer & Sales
Customer Experience & NPS
Global CRM
Marketing & Branding
Sales Excellence
Pricing
Food Service Distribution (incl. Aviludo, Classic Fine Foods, Pro à Pro France, Pro a Pro Spain, Rungis Express)
Global Branding & Activation
Global Procurement
Business Transformation
Global Business & Supplier Management
Global Non Food & Food Sourcing incl. Own Brand Management
Master Data
Offer Methods and Processes
Global Quality Assurance Management
Supply Chain Management
Retail Franchise

METRO China

METRO Sourcing International
NX-Food

Profile

Claude Sarrailh has been a member of the Management Board of METRO AG since 1 January 2022 and has been appointed until 31 December 2024.

From 1 August 2021 to 31 December 2021, Claude Sarrailh was Chief Procurement Officer of METRO AG. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of METRO China and held various other positions at METRO national companies.

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises
  • WM Holding (HK) Limited, Hongkong, China – Board of Directors

Curriculum Vitae

Claude Sarrailh, born 24 March 1971 in Speyer

Studies at the Ecole Supérieur de Gestion, Paris (Finance)

since 01/01/2022
METRO AG
Chief Customer and Merchandise Officer

06/2021 – 12/2021
METRO AG
Chief Procurement Officer

2018 - 2021
METRO China
Chief Executive Officer

2014 - 2018
METRO Italy
Chief Executive Officer

2011 - 2014
METRO Russia
Customer and Procurement Food / Non-Food Director

2008 – 2010
METRO Romania
Customer Management Director

2006 – 2008
makro Poland
Division Manager Non Food

1996 - 2006
CARREFOUR France, Czech Republic, Slovakia
various positions, last purchase hardware

1993 – 1994
Banque Herve
Credit Analys

Status: 15 September 2022

Claude Sarrailh, Chief Customer and Merchandise Officer

Claude Sarrailh