Alexander Becker to become new CEO of GMH Gruppe

Alexander Becker to become new CEO of GMH Gruppe

Press Release

Dr. Alexander Becker (43) will take over Chairmanship of the Executive Board and lead the GMH Gruppe with effect from 1 July 2021.

Dr. Alexander Becker has been working at thyssenkrupp since 2015 and led the Forged Technologies business unit from Brazil and Germany. He had previously gained industrial experience in the automotive sector: working for Continental AG in Brazil and China from 2007 to 2014. 

Alexander Becker completed his doctorate on an automotive topic at the Otto Beisheim School of Management (in Vallendar near Koblenz) in 2006. Before this, he had studied international management in Rio de Janeiro and industrial engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

“I am delighted that we were able to gain Dr. Alexander Becker as the new CEO of the GMH Gruppe. With his broad international industrial experience and proven management qualities, he meets all the prerequisites for successfully leading the GMH Gruppe into the future,” commented Dr. Jürgen Großmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH. “He will provide strict results-based orientation, and bring new stimuli for growth, innovation and our presence on the world markets.”

CFO Thomas Löhr temporarily took over Chairmanship of the Executive Board in December 2020. We thank Thomas Löhr for his commitment, and look forward to his continuing to lead the GMH Gruppe’s finances and controlling.

The GMH Gruppe

The group’s logo represents more than 20 SMEs specialising in steel production and processing, as well as steering, forging and casting technologies. Our value-creation chains range from the procurement and processing of raw materials to the production of ready-to-install components, and are closely linked with key industries such as mobility, energy or machine construction.

The GMH Gruppe achieved sales of EUR 1.9 bn. during the 2019 fiscal year and currently employs about 5,900 personnel.Zum 1. Juli 2021 übernimmt Alexander Becker (43) als Chief Executive Officer (CEO) die Leitung der GMH Gruppe.

Julian Kröger

Director Strategy and Communication