The Management Board of METRO AG

We have outstanding food expertise with more than 100,000 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 in food and business transformation. The board is as follows.

Olaf Koch

Chairman of the Management Board

*1970 | Nationality: German

Areas of responsibility
Corporate Communications · Corporate Office · Corporate Responsibility · Global Branding & Activation · M&A | Legal & Compliance · Corporate Public Policy · Master Data · Strategy | Investor Relations · Hospitality Digital · METRO-NOM · METRO MARKETS · NX-Food

Profile
Olaf Koch has been Chairman of the Management Board of METRO AG since 2 March 2017 and has been appointed until 1 March 2022.

From 1 January 2012 to 12 July 2017, Mr Koch was Chief Executive Officer and from 14 September 2009 until the end of 2011, member of the Management Board (CFO) of the former METRO AG (now CECONOMY AG). He previously worked for the financial investor Permira. His career began in 1994 with a degree in business administration at Daimler-Benz AG. Between 2002 and 2007 he was a member of the executive board of the Mercedes Car Group.

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • METRO-NOM GmbH2 (Chairman)

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • Hospitality Digital GmbH2 - Advisory Board (Chairman)

Curriculum Vitae Olaf Koch, PDF 54 KB

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 1 October 2020

 

Olaf Koch, Chairman of the Management Board

Olaf Koch

Christian Baier

Chief Financial Officer

*1976 | Nationality: German

Areas of responsibility
Corporate Accounting · Corporate Controlling & Finance · Corporate Risk Management · Corporate Tax · Corporate Treasury · Group Internal Audit · Global Business Services · METRO PROPERTIES · METRO LOGISTICS · MIAG · METRO Insurance Broker

Profile
Christian Baier has been a member of the Management Board of METRO AG since 11 November 2016. His current appointment as a member of the Management Board runs until 30 September 2020. In addition, Mr. Baier is reappointed as of this date until 30 September 2025.

From 1 July 2015 to 1 March 2017, Mr Baier was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of METRO Cash & Carry (now METRO Wholesale). Previously, he 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 Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2
  • METRO Re AG2 - Supervisory Board (Chairman)

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • Hospitality Digital GmbH2 - Advisory Board
  • 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, PDF 44 KB

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 1 October 2020

 

Christian Baier, Chief Financial Officer

Christian Baier

Andrea Euenheim

Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director

*1972 | Nationality: German

Areas of responsibility
International HR Business Partner · Global HR Operations & Services (incl. Campus HR) · Global Talent Management (incl. House of Learning) · Global Employer Branding, Talent Acquisition & Onboarding · Global Compensation & Benefits · Global Diversity & Inclusion · Global Labour Relations · METRO Campus Services

Profile
Since 1 November 2019 Andrea Euenheim has been a member of the Management Board and Labour Director of METRO AG and has been appointed until 31 October 2022.

Previously, she has been working for Amazon in Seattle, USA, since October 2015, first as HR Director for global Consumer Products and Retail Initiatives and since the end of 2017 as Director for Global Expansion, Mergers & Acquisitions HR. Before moving to the USA, Andrea Euenheim was HR Director at Amazon Europe since 2007, in particular for Germany, Italy, Spain and France. From 2001 to 2007 she worked for General Electric, lastly as Human Resources Leader for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at GE Commercial Finance, Fleet Services. Andrea Euenheim completed a master degree study in linguistics, sociology, psychology and economics at the University of Passau.

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 Andrea Euenheim, PDF 35 KB

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 1 October 2020

 

Andrea Euenheim, Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director

Andrea Euenheim

Rafael Gasset

Chief Operating Officer (Convenience Cluster)

*1967 | Nationality:Spanish

Areas of responsibility
METRO countries: Bulgaria, China, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Myanmar, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine · Retail Franchise · Trader Digital · Global Procurement: Global Business & Supplier Management, Global Food Sourcing incl. Own Brand Management, Global Non Food Sourcing, Global Quality Assurance Management, Offer Methods and Processes, Supply Chain Management, Investments & Technical Solutions · METRO Sourcing International

Profile
Rafael Gasset has been a member of the Management Board of METRO AG since 1 April 2020 and is appointed until 31 March 2023.

From 2015 until 31 March 2020, Mr Gasset was Operating Partner with various country responsibilities, since 2018 for Russia, Romania, Moldova and Poland. Prior to this, Mr 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., Warsaw, Poland2 – Member of the Supervisory Board
  • METRO Logistics Polska sp. z o.o., Warsaw, Poland2 – Member of the Supervisory Board

Curriculum Vitae Rafael Gasset, PDF 100 KB

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 1 October 2020

 

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

Rafael Gasset

Eric Poirier

Chief Operating Officer (Hospitality Cluster)

*1964 | Nationality: French

Areas of responsibility
METRO countries: Belgium, Germany (incl. RUNGIS express), France (incl. PRO à PRO), Italy, Japan, Croatia, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey · Classic Fine Foods · Common Value Creation · Customer Experience · Digitalization, Store Excellence & Pricing · Food Service Distribution · Sales Force · SME Services · METRO ADVERTISING · METRO GastroFinanz

Profile
Eric Poirier has been a member of the Management Board of METRO AG since 1 April 2020 and is appointed until 31 March 2023.

From 1 July 2018 until 31 March 2020, Mr Poirier was an Operating Partner with country responsibilities for France including Pro à Pro, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer at MAKRO Poland and held various positions at METRO country operations.

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., Warsaw, Poland2 –Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Makro Autoservicio Mayorista S. A. U., Madrid, Spain2 – Board of Directors

Curriculum Vitae Eric Poirier, PDF 125 KB

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 1 October 2020

 

Eric Poirier, Chief Operating Officer (HoReCa Cluster)

Eric Poirier