Frank Koch | CEO (DE)
Frank Koch (born 1972) successfully led and restructured the long-established German steel producer GMH Group (Georgsmarienhütte) as CEO in 2017 until the end of December 2020. Since 2008, he has been responsible for various functions within the Group. He began his career as CSO and Head of Logistics for the largest company in the GMH Group, the steel mill in Georgsmarienhütte. In 2015, he became COO of the entire GMH Group and thus joined the Executive Board as Managing Director. Frank Koch began his career in 1991 with an apprenticeship in industrial general administration in the steel division of thyssenkrupp. He then held various management positions in the thyssenkrupp Group, including at Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, now part of the Swiss Steel Group, before taking on responsibility for strategy and sales at leading Italian steel producer Danieli from 2003 to 2005. In 2005 he returned to Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, where he was responsible for sales and strategy until the beginning of 2008.
Dr. Markus Böning | CFO (DE)
Dr. Markus Böning, graduate economist and Dr. rer. oec. of Ruhr University Bochum, has been Chief Financial Officer of the Swiss Steel Group since October 1, 2020. From April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021, Dr. Markus Böning acted as CEO ad interim. He gained his first professional experience in the Controlling and Mergers & Acquisitions areas of the thyssenkrupp Group. In 2004 Dr. Böning assumed CFO responsibility at thyssenkrupp Budd Company, an automotive supplier headquartered in Troy, Michigan. From 2007 to 2014 Dr. Böning was CFO responsible for the construction, ramp-up and optimization of a steel processing plant in Calvert, Alabama. From 2015 to 2020, Dr. Böning served as CFO of two private equity led international companies, first the Aenova Group, a contract manufacturer for pharmaceutical products, and then the Tekfor Group, an automotive supplier. Due to his many years of international CFO activity, Dr. Böning has broad management experience with a focus on cost optimization, restructuring and mergers & acquisitions.