The Management Board of METRO AG

We have outstanding food expertise with more than 93,000 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 Responsibility & Public Policy
IT Security
M & A | Legal & Compliance
Strategy | Investor Relations

METRO Germany

DISH Digital Solutions
METRO Markets

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 2029.

Before joining METRO, Dr Steffen Greubel worked for the Würth-Group, where he initially started as Executive Vice President in April 2014 and from 2019 was appointed as a Member of the Central Managing Board.

Prior to this, he was Partner at McKinsey & Company’s European Retail & Consumer Goods Practice. Dr Steffen Greubel holds a PhD from University of Magdeburg and studied business administration and economics at the University Witten/Herdecke.

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies
  • Metro Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2 (Chairman)
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

Curriculum Vitae Dr Steffen Greubel
Curriculum Vitae Dr Steffen Greubel

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 6 February 2024


Dr Steffen Greubel, Chairman of the Management Board

Dr Steffen Greubel

Rafael Gasset

Chief Operating Officer

*1967 | Nationality: Spanish

Areas of responsibility

METRO Austria, METRO Bulgaria, METRO Croatia, makro Czech Republic, METRO France, METRO Hungary, 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.

Together with Christian Baier, he was (interim) Co-Chairman of the Management Board from 1 January to 30 April 2021. From 22 June 2015 to 31 March 2020, he was Operating Partner with various national subsidiary responsibilities, since 2018 for Russia, Romania, Moldova and Poland. Before becoming Operating Partner, he was the Regional Operating Officer at METRO Cash & Carry overseeing the Eastern Europe region. Rafael Gasset previously held various positions at METRO national subsidiaries. He studied at the University of Málaga (economics and management, commercial management) and at the IESE Business School, University of Navarra (PDD, executive management).

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises
  • Metro Holding France S.A.2, Vitry-sur-Seine, France – Board of Directors (President)
  • 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)

Curriculum Vitae Rafael Gasset
Curriculum Vitae Rafael Gasset

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 1 October 2023


Rafael Gasset, Chief Operating Officer

Rafael Gasset

Christiane Giesen

Chief People & Culture Officer and Labour Director

*1975 | Nationality: German

Areas of responsibility

Regional People & Culture Operations
Global Talent & Organizational Development
People & Culture Management and Services 
Transformation & Change

METRO Campus Services
METRO PROPERTIES
METRO LOGISTICS

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 that, she held various management positions at BP Europe SE/Aral AG since 1998 and was a member of the Management Board of Aral AG from 2020 to 2022. Christiane Giesen graduated with a degree in international business administration from the International Business School, Lippstadt.

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies
  • Metro Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2
  • METRO Logistics Germany GmbH2
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

Curriculum Vitae Christiane Giesen
Curriculum Vitae Christiane Giesen

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 12 December 2023


Christiane Giesen, Chief People & Culture Officer and Labour Director

Christiane Giesen

Eric Riegger

Chief Financial Officer

*1975 | Nationality: US, German

Areas of responsibility

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

METRO Financial Services
METRO Insurance Broker
MIAG

Profile

Since 1 February 2024 Eric Riegger is Chief Financial Officer of METRO AG and appointed until 31 January 2027.

Prior to his change to METRO Eric Riegger was Vice President Finance & Administration at ALDI Süd USA since 2019. Before he was Senior Consultant at Arthur Andersen and after that as of 2002 he held several management positions at Lidl, last as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Lidl USA. He completed his studies at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg as Bachelor of Science, Business & Information Technology as well as his studies at the Open University Great Britain as Master of Business Administration.

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Curriculm Vitae

Eric Riegger, born 17 April 1975 in Frankfurt/Main

Studies at Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (Bachelor of Science, Business & Information Technology) and Open University, Great Britain (Master of Business Administration)

since 01/02/2024
METRO AG
Chief Financial Officer

2019 - 2024
ALDI Süd USA
Vice President Finance & Administration (Chief Financial Officer)

2002 - 2019
various management positions at Lidl
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Lidl USA (2015-2019)
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Lidl Ireland (2014/2015)
Executive Vice President Controlling, Lidl International (2007-2013)
Vice President Controlling, Lidl International (2003-2007)
Assistant to the Global CFO, Lidl International (2002/2003)

1997 - 2002
Arthur Andersen
Senior Consultant, Deutschland

Curriculum Vitae Eric Riegger
Curriculum Vitae Eric Riegger

Status: 6 February 2024


Eric Riegger, Chief Financial Officer

Eric Riegger

Claude Sarrailh

Chief Customer and Merchandise Officer

*1971 | Nationality: French

Areas of responsibility

Customer & Sales
Food Service Distribution (inkl. Aviludo, Classic Fine Foods, Johan i Hallen & Bergfalk (JHB), Pro à Pro France, Pro a Pro Spain, R Express)
Global Procurement
Global Quality Assurance
E2E Supply Chain Management
Multichannel Network Transformation
Retail Franchise

METRO ADVERTISING
METRO DIGITAL
METRO Sourcing International

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. Claude Sarrailh graduated from the École Supérieure de Gestion, Paris (finance).

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises
  • Metro Holding France S.A.2, Vitry-sur-Seine, France – Board of Directors
  • Makro Cash and Carry Polska S.A.2, Warsaw, Poland – Supervisory Board

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

Curriculum Vitae Claude Sarrailh
Curriculum Vitae Claude Sarrailh

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 14 November 2023

Claude Sarrailh, Chief Customer and Merchandise Officer

Claude Sarrailh