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TÜV SÜD AG - Board of Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken
Chairman of the Board of Management, TÜV SÜD AG

Axel Stepken was born in Essen, Germany. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the RWTH Aachen and achieved his PhD in High Voltage Engineering in 1989.

Upon completion of his PhD, Axel Stepken worked at ABB where he held several Management positions in Germany and Indonesia within the Power Transmission and Distribution Segment. He joined TÜV SÜD AG as Member of the Board of Management responsible for the INDUSTRY and the former PEOPLE Strategic Business Segments as well as the Strategic Region ASIA. In June 2007 Axel Stepken was appointed the Chairman of the Board of Management. 

Dr. Matthias J. Rapp
Member of the Board of Management, TÜV SÜD AG

Born in 1967 in Schramberg/Schwarzwald (Black Forest), Matthias J. Rapp studied Business Administration at WHU (Otto Beisheim School of Management) Koblenz, ESC Lyon and Manchester Business School. He completed his doctorate at WHU Koblenz from 1992 to 1995. 

 

Matthias J. Rapp started his professional career with the global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group before moving to industry in 1997, where he has since held positions as Chief Financial Officer in several prestigious companies, most recently as CFO of Webasto SE. Matthias J. Rapp was appointed Member of the Board of Management of TÜV SÜD AG with effect from August 2013 and is responsible for Finance and Controlling.

 

Ishan Palit


Ishan Palit
Member of the Board of Management, TÜV SÜD AG

Ishan Palit was born in 1968 in Mumbai, India. He studied in the USA and the UK, and holds a Bachelors Degree from Davidson College, USA, a General Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, UK and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University, USA.

Ishan Palit started his career with the American multinational “Rotary Corporation”, a supplier to the Automotive and Small Engine industry. He joined the TÜV SÜD Group in 1994 and founded the TÜV SÜD operations in India. As COO and then the CEO, he was responsible for the successful development of TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific and was subsequently promoted to CEO of the Global Product Service Division. Ishan Palit was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the TÜV SÜD Group in May 2017, responsible for operations and sales across all Divisions and geographies.

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  • TÜV SÜD AG - Supervisory Board

    Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Klaus Draeger
    Chairman
    Former Member of the Board
    of Management of BMW Group

    Matthias Andreesen Viegas
    Chairman of the Committee of Executive Staff of
    TÜV SÜD AG

    Harald Gömpel*
    Deputy Chairman
    Chairman of the works council of
    TÜV Technische Überwachung Hessen GmbH

    Dr. Christine Bortenlänger
    Member of the Executive Board of
    Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V.

    Wolfgang Dehen
    Former Chairman of the Board of
    Management of OSRAM Licht AG

    Thomas Eder*
    First Deputy Chairman of the works
    council Bayern Südost of TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH 

    Dr. Jörg Matthias Großmann
    Member of the Board / CFO
    of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG

    Franz Holzhammer 
    Union representative

    Jens Krause* 
    Chairman of the works council of
    TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH

    Marcel Rath*
    Chairman of the group works council and
    Chairman of the works council of TÜV SÜD AG

    Angelique Renkhoff-Mücke 
    Member of the Executive Board / CEO
    WAREMA Renkhoff SE

    Dr. Nathalie von Siemens
    Former Managing Director
    and Spokesperson of the Board of Siemens Stiftung (since July 10, 2020)

    Prof. Dr. Rudolf Staudigl
    Chairman of the Board of Management
    of Wacker Chemie AG

    Dr. Eberhard Veit
    Chief Executive Officer of 4.0-Veit GbR
    Former CEO of Festo AG

    Rainer Wich*
    Chairman of the central works council
    TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH

    Kai Winkler
    Union representative

    * Employee representative

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