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.