Board member, Independent Director
Member of the Strategic Planning Committee and member of the Human Resources, Remuneration and Social Policies Committee.
Board member since 2019
Joachim Limberg was Chairman of the Management Board of Materials Services Business Area, CEO, and Chairman of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Materials International GmbH from October 2009 until 31 December 2018. He was responsible for the Materials units Germany, North America, Eastern Europe and Western Europe/Asia Pacific, Materials Processing Europe, Materials Trading, the Special Materials’ units (special steels) AST and Distribution Stainless, as well as the Special Services units Plastics Europe, Aerospace and Technical Services.
Joachim Limberg began his career in 1976 at Klöckner. He then spent several years as managing director/CEO of various small and medium-size companies. In 1995, Joachim Limberg joined thyssenkrupp Group, initially as head of the Product Management Steel and Materials Management departments in thyssenkrupp Schulte. In 1998, he was appointed to the Executive Board. From 2002 to 2005, he was Chairman of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Schulte GmbH. Joachim Limberg was appointed to the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Materials AG, later thyssenkrupp Services AG, on 1 April 2001.
From January 2002 he was additionally responsible for the North American operations of thyssenkrupp Materials N.A., of which he was Chairman. With the establishment of thyssenkrupp Materials Europe GmbH on 1 June 2005, he took over as Chairman of the company’s Executive Board and continued in this position after the company was renamed thyssenkrupp Materials International GmbH.
From October 2006 to September 2009, he was Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Services AG, where he was primarily responsible for strategic corporate development. One particular focus was on developing activities in North America, Eastern Europe and South America, as well as establishing the aerospace and services business as core activities. This as well included business actions in Asia, which he was in charge of for several years, being located in Hong Kong.
Professional exporter, he studied economics in the Open University of Hagen (Diplom-Ökonom). Mr. Limberg has a degree in economics (DIPLOM-ÖKONOM) from the Open University of Hagen.