Executive Board

Clemens Iller | CEO

Clemens Iller, a business graduate of the University of Tübingen, has been CEO at Swiss Steel Holding AG since April 1, 2014. He was acting CFO as well from March 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015. He launched his career at Amphenol-Tuchel-Electronics in 1989, moving into the steel industry initially as General Manager Export Sales at Rasselstein Hoesch GmbH in 1995. He assumed various positions of responsibility at ThyssenKrupp Stahl AG from 1999 onwards. From 2009 to the end of 2012 he headed up the Business Area Stainless Global/Inoxum of the listed German entity ThyssenKrupp AG and served as Chairman of the Management Board of ThyssenKrupp Nirosta GmbH. As Hold Separate Manager in 2013, he was responsible for compliance with EU requirements in the Inoxum/Outokumpu merger. Until mid-2017 Clemens Iller was a member of the Advisory Board of Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG, and he was a member of the Shareholders’ Committee of UnionStahl Holding GmbH until mid-2018.

Dr. Markus Böning | CFO

Dr. Markus Böning, graduate economist and Dr. rer. oec. of Ruhr University Bochum, has been Chief Financial Officer of the Swiss Steel Group since October 1, 2020. Dr. Böning gained his first professional experience in the Controlling and Mergers & Acquisitions areas of the ThyssenKrupp Group. In 2004 Dr. Böning assumed CFO responsibility at ThyssenKrupp Budd Company, an automotive supplier headquartered in Troy, Michigan. From 2007 to 2014 Dr. Böning was CFO responsible for the construction, ramp-up and optimization of a steel processing plant in Calvert, Alabama. From 2015 to 2020, Dr. Böning served as CFO of two private equity led international companies, first the Aenova Group, a contract manufacturer for pharmaceutical products, and then the Tekfor Group, an automotive supplier. Due to his many years of international CFO activity, Dr. Böning has broad management experience with a focus on cost optimization, restructuring and mergers & acquisitions.

Josef Schultheis | CRO

The restructuring expert Josef Schultheis has been CRO of Swiss Steel Holding AG since August 12, 2020. Mr Schultheis has more than 30 years of management and consulting experience in operational restructuring, liquidity management and financing negotiations. As a full member of the Group Executive Board, Josef Schultheis will use his experience as CRO to drive the transformation even more intensively. In this way, Swiss Steel Group will be able to counter the drastic to deal with the COVID-19 crisis more effectively.