Dr. Michael Majerus, born 1961 in Cologne, studied business administration at the University of Cologne, graduating with a degree in business administration. After completing his doctorate in economics at the University of Siegen in 1989, he began his career in controlling at Mannesmann AG. In the following years, he held various management positions in the Mannesmann Group’s finance department. From 1999 to 2000, he was responsible as the central divisional head of controlling and accounting. Following the takeover of the Mannesmann Group by Vodafone, Dr. Majerus worked in the same function for the industrial companies grouped under ATECS Mannesmann AG. From the end of 2000 to 2006, he was a member of the Management Board and CFO of the Memory Products Division of Infineon Technologies AG. When the division became legally independent as Qimonda AG in 2006, he was appointed the company’s CFO and employee relations director, and implemented the company’s IPO in New York. After leaving Qimonda AG, he was a member of the Management Board (CFO) of PHOENIX Pharmahandel GmbH & Co KG from 2009 to 2013. In July 2014, he assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer of SGL Carbon SE, and since September 01, 2019, he has also held the position of Chief Executive Officer as sole member of the Management Board on an interim basis. Since the appointment of a further member of the Management Board for Legal Affairs and Compliance on 15 October 2019, he leads the company as Chairman of the Management Board. Besides his professional activity and the aforementioned memberships of supervisory boards or comparable controlling bodies, Dr. Majerus is also a member of the Central Region Advisory Board of Commerzbank AG, and a member of the Advisory Board of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg.
Dr. Majerus has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 07.03.2019 and is elected until the end of the AGM in FY 2022/23
Further memberships of statutory supervisory boards in Germany:
Further memberships in comparable German and foreign supervisory boards:
- Supervisory Board of SGL CARBON LLC, Charlotte, USA
- Management Board (non-executive) of Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V., Frankfurt am Main
Independent within the meaning of Section 5.4.2 of the German Corporate Governance Code: