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

METRO Germany, METRO France

Corporate Communications
Corporate Office
Corporate Responsibility & Public Policy
Investor Relations
M & A | Legal & Compliance
IT Security
Strategy & Transformation

DISH Digital Solutions
METRO Markets
METRO Properties

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

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

* intercompany mandate

Status: 1 June 2024


Dr Steffen Greubel, Chairman of the Management Board

Dr Steffen Greubel

Guillaume Deruyter

Chief Customer & Merchandise Officer

*1970 | Nationality: French

Areas of responsibility

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

METRO ADVERTISING
METRO Sourcing International

Profile

Guillaume Deruyter has been a member of the Management Board of METRO AG since 1 June 2024 and is appointed until 31 May 2027.

From 1 March 2020 to 31 May 2024, Guillaume Deruyter was Executive Vice President Food Service Distribution of METRO AG. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Pro à Pro / METRO FSD France and Chief Financial Officer of METRO Cash & Carry France. Before joining METRO, Guillaume Deruyter held various positions at SMYK Group Poland, Tesco PLC and the Carrefour Group. He graduated from the University of Lille with a Bachelor's degree in Business Law and from ESCO Grenoble Business School & Oxford Brooks University, specialising in Finance and Accounting.

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.*, Vitry-sur-Seine, France Board of Directors

Curriculum Vitae

Guillaume Deruyter, born 28 October 1970 in Lille, France

Graduated from Lille University (Bachelor in Business Law) and ESCO Grenoble Business School & Oxford Brookes University with major in Finance and Accounting

since 01/06/2024
METRO AG
Member of the Management Board
Chief Customer & Merchandise Officer

2020 – 05/2024
METRO AG
Executive Vice-President Food Service Distribution

2017 – 2020
Pro à Pro / Metro FSD France
Chief Executive Officer

2015 – 2017
METRO Cash & Carry France
Chief Financial Officer

2014 – 2015
SMYK Group Poland
Group Chief Financial Officer

2010 – 2013
Tesco PLC
Chief Financial Officer Tesco Lotus, Thailand
Finance Director Tesco Kipa, Turkey

1995 – 2010
Carrefour Group
various management positions in Turkey, Poland, Taiwan, Spain and Greece

Curriculum Vitae Guillaume Deruyter
Curriculum Vitae Guillaume Deruyter

* intercompany mandate

Status: 1 June 2024


Guillaume Deruyter, Chief Customer & Merchandise Officer

Guillaume Deruyter

Christiane Giesen

Chief Operating Officer and Labour Director

*1975 | Nationality: German

Areas of responsibility

METRO Austria, METRO Bulgaria, METRO Croatia, makro Czech Republic, 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

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

METRO Campus Services
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 31 May 2029.

Christiane Giesen was Chief People & Culture Officer until 31 May 2024. Since 1 June 2024, she has also assumed responsibility for the countries, with the exception of Germany and France. 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 mbH*
  • METRO Logistics Germany GmbH*
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

* intercompany mandate

Status: 1 June 2024


Christiane Giesen, Chief Operating Officer and Labour Director

Christiane Giesen

Eric Riegger

Chief Financial Officer

*1975 | Nationality: US, German

Areas of responsibility

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

METRO DIGITAL
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: 1 June 2024


Eric Riegger, Chief Financial Officer

Eric Riegger