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. Before, he founded the IT company IT-Networks GmbH which he led as CEO from 1996 to 1998.
Keynote Speaker at Money20/20 Europe 2016