Frank Koch | CEO (DE)
Frank Koch has been Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Steel Group since July 1, 2021. Frank Koch began his career in 1991 with an apprenticeship in industrial general administration in the steel division of ThyssenKrupp. He then held various management positions in the ThyssenKrupp Group, before taking on responsibility for strategy and sales at leading Italian steel producer Danieli from 2003 to 2005. In 2005 he returned to Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, where he was responsible for sales and strategy until the beginning of 2008, when he joined the long-established German steel producer GMH Group (Georgsmarienhütte). Frank Koch held various functions within the Group, such as Chief Sales Officer and Head of Logistics, until he was appointed COO of the entire GMH Group and joined the Executive Board as Managing Director. Finally, before joining Swiss Steel Group, Frank Koch successfully led and restructured GMH as CEO from 2017 until the end of December 2020.
Marco Portmann | CFO (CH)
Marco Portmann has been Chief Financial Officer of Swiss Steel Group since April 1, 2022. Marco Portmann has spent the majority of his career within Swiss Steel Group, working at the Swiss production site of Steeltec AG in various positions for ten years (most recently as Head of Accounting & Cash Management). Following a brief period of employment outside the Group, he then served in various senior finance positions at the corporate level for another six years. Prior to his position as Chief Financial Officer, Marco Portmann was Vice President Corporate Accounting, Controlling, Tax and Risk Management at Swiss Steel Holding AG. Marco Portmann is a Swiss Chartered Expert in Financial and Managerial Accounting and Reporting.
Jürgen Alex | CCO Tool Steel (DE)
Jürgen Alex has been CEO of the largest Production Asset of Swiss Steel Group since January 2019. Since January 2022 he has been a member of the Executive Board of Swiss Steel Group as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Tool Steel. Jürgen Alex studied metallurgy and materials engineering at RWTH Aachen (Dipl.-Ing.) and completed a trainee program at Fried. Krupp AG Hoesch-Krupp. Since 1994 he has held various positions at Deutsche Edelstahlwerke and its predecessor companies. In 1999 he moved to the Hagen site, where he first became head of quality and later of bright steel production. From 2005 to 2006 he was plant manager at Hagener Feinstahl and returned to the core team of the EWS and EWK merger to form Deutsche Edelstahlwerke in 2007. Following the successful merger, he took over as plant manager of the Hagen mill. From 2011 to 2017 he headed the Technology division of Deutsche Edelstahlwerke as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In 2018 he took over as Chief Sales Officer (CSO).
Dr. Florian Geiger | CCO Engineering Steel (CH/DE)
Florian Geiger (Dr. rer. pol., CH and DE, 1980) has held various management positions at Swiss Steel Group. He joined Swiss Steel Group in 2013 as Vice President Business Development, where he was responsible for Group-wide strategic projects and M&A. In January 2020 he was appointed CEO of Steeltec and has been CEO of the Steeltec Business Unit with production units in Switzerland, Germany, Scandinavia and Turkey since January 2020. As of January 2022 Florian Geiger has been a member of the Executive Board of Swiss Steel Group as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Quality and Engineering Steels. Florian Geiger holds a PhD degree in business administration and began his career at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, focusing on corporate restructuring and corporate performance.
Patrick Lamarque d’Arrouzat | CCO Stainless Steel (FR)
Patrick Lamarque d'Arrouzat (MBA) has been CEO of Ugitech with several sites in France, Germany and Italy since September 2008. Since January 2022 Patrick Lamarque has been a member of the Executive Committee of Swiss Steel Group as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Stainless Steels. Patrick Lamarque d’Arrouzat holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEEC Business School in France and graduated from Skidmore College in the USA. He started his career in 1990 with various management positions for Arcelor group in Italy (Uginox), France (Ugine-Savoie) and Spain (Ugitech Iberica).