People: Axel Springer SE (SPRGn.DE)
6 Apr 2020
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, where he received his doctorate in engineering in 1974. Parallel to his doctorate, he completed a second degree in industrial science and economics (degree: Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur). In 2005, he was awarded the title of Honorary Professor by the School of Management at the Technical University of Munich. From 1976 to 1999, he worked for BMW AG in Munich, where he held various management positions and was appointed a member of the Executive Board in 1987, responsible for research and development. In 1994, he also became responsible for procurement and in 1997 for sales and marketing. From 1999 to 2002, Prof. Dr Reitzle worked for Ford Motor Company. As Group Vice President, Group Chairman and CEO, he was responsible for the Premier Automotive Group (with the brands Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln and Volvo) in London. At the same, he was Chairman of Jaguar Cars Ltd. and Volvo Cars. In May 2002, he joined the Executive Board of Linde AG in Wiesbaden and was Chief Executive Officer from January 2003 to May 2014. Since April 2014, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer SE, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board.
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