Supervisory Board – Biography

Ulrich Grillo

Born 1959
Mülheim an der Ruhr
Nationality: German

Diplom-Kaufmann
Chairman of the Board of Grillo-Werke AG

First appointment: May 10, 2016
Appointed until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2025.

Committees

  • Personnel Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Mediation Committees
  • Nomination Committee
  • Strategy Committee

Memberships in other statutory Supervisory Boards as well as in other comparable control committees of commercial enterprises in Germany and abroad

  • Grillo Zinkoxid GmbH
  • Zinacor S.A.
  • E.ON SE

Biography

After his training at Deutsche Bank AG in Duisburg, Ulrich Grillo studied business management at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. He was employed from 1987 to 1989 at Arthur Andersen and from 1989 to 1993 at A.T. Kearney before he moved to the Rheinmetall Group in 1993. Most recently, he worked as Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board at Rheinmetall DeTec AG. In August 2001, he joined the Executive Board of Grillo-Werke AG and has been the Chairman since 2004.

Ulrich Grillo was the President of the Metals Trade Association from 2006 to 2012, and from 2011 to 2012, he was the Vice-President of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (BDI). In addition, he was the Chairman of the Raw Materials Policy Committee of BDI from June 2007 to December 2012. From 1 January 2013 until the end of 2016, Ulrich Grillo was President of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (BDI).

After first being elected in October 2009, Ulrich Grillo was re-elected for five more years in December 2014 in the full assembly of the Lower Rhine Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Duisburg, Wesel and Kleve, which helped to provide the foundations for IHK's work on a voluntary basis.

In addition to his membership on the Board of the Metals Trade Association in Düsseldorf and Berlin, Ulrich Grillo is Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of the Unternehmerverband der Metallindustrie, Ruhr-Niederrhein e.V. in Duisburg (UVM) and a member of the Senate of acatech – Konvent für Technikwissenschaften der Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften e.V., in Munich and Berlin.

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