Prof. Dr. Thorsten Grenz



Personal Details

Place of residence: Strande, Germany 

Born on July 28, 1958 in Kiel, Germany   

Nationality: German 



1984 – 1986 Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel  
Research assistant at the Institute of Business Administration. Obtained the title of Dr. sc. pol. (doctorate in economics and social sciences)  

1979 – 1983 Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel   
Studied and graduated in business administration  

1977 – 1979 Deutsche Bank AG, Kiel  
Vocational training as a bank clerk  


Professional Background

2022 – May 31, 2023 SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE, Heidelberg, Chief Financial Officer (board position)  

2019 – 2023 Credion AG, Hamburg, Member of the Supervisory Board  

2018 – 2021 Schaltbau Holding AG, Munich, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Member of the Personnel Committee  

2020 – 2021 Schaltbau Holding AG, Munich, interim CFO for six months (board position) as delegated by the Supervisory Board  

2008 – 2012 Veolia Umweltservice GmbH, Hamburg, Chairman of the Board and Group Representative (“Délégué”) for all German activities of Veolia Environnement SA, Paris  

2007 – 2008 3i plc, Frankfurt am Main and London, Operating Partner Restructuring  

2006 HERO AG, Lenzburg/Switzerland, Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Group Executive Board  

2000 – 2005 Mobilcom AG, Büdelsdorf, Chief Financial Officer and, as of 2002, also Chairman of the Board of the listed telecommunications company (today: Freenet)  

1992 – 2000 Hapag-Lloyd AG und Hapag-Lloyd Container-Linie GmbH, Hamburg, Director of Group Controlling and, as of 1997, Chief Financial Officer of Container-Linie (board position). Carve-out of the GmbH from the parent company group, later integration into the TUI Group.  

1986 – 1992 McKinsey & Company, Inc., Frankfurt am Main, Paris, Vienna, Senior Engagement Manager  


a) Memberships in legally mandated supervisory boards within Germany:  

Drägerwerk Verwaltungs AG, Supervisory Board 

Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA, Supervisory Board 

Dräger Safety Verwaltungs AG, Supervisory Board 

Credion AG, Supervisory Board 


b) Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises: None