Olaf  Koch
Olaf Koch

Olaf Koch

CEO of METRO AG

Olaf Koch has been with METRO GROUP since 2009, when he was appointed a member of the Management Board of METRO AG and served as CFO until December 2011. As of January 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the Management Board. Prior to joining METRO GROUP, Olaf was Managing Director Operations at the Private Equity company Permira Beteiligungsberatung GmbH, which he joined after a tenure at Daimler Chrysler AG, where he occupied a number of managerial positions: from 2002 to 2007 he was Member of the Board of Management of the Mercedes Car Group, where he was responsible for Finance, Controlling and Strategy.
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Olaf Koch has been with METRO GROUP since 2009, when he was appointed a member of the Management Board of METRO AG and served as CFO until December 2011. As of January 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the Management Board. Prior to joining METRO GROUP, Olaf was Managing Director Operations at the Private Equity company Permira Beteiligungsberatung GmbH, which he joined after a tenure at Daimler Chrysler AG, where he occupied a number of managerial positions: from 2002 to 2007 he was Member of the Board of Management of the Mercedes Car Group, where he was responsible for Finance, Controlling and Strategy. Prior positions at DaimlerChrysler included an appointment as Vice President for Corporate e- Business, and Director of Corporate e-Business Strategy and Corporate War Room.
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About Metro AG

METRO GROUP is one of the most important international retailing companies. It generated sales of some €59 billion in financial year 2014/15. The company operates over 2,000 locations in 29 countries and employs more than 220,000 people. The performance of METRO GROUP is based on the strength of its sales brands, which act independently on the market: METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry, the international leader in the self-service wholesale trade; Media Markt and Saturn, the European market leader in consumer electronics retailing; and Real hypermarkets.
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