# GESCO AG: Management

The GESCO management team: SME-based, entrepreneurial, experienced

Executive Board

Ralph Rumberg
  • VITA

    Born 1969. CEO of GESCO AG since 1 July 2018.

    Nationality: German

    Mr Rumberg holds the Executive Board responsibility for the strategic and operational development of all the group’s industrial companies as well as the area of M&A.

    Mr. Rumberg studied Mechanical Engineering as well as Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He started his career at BMW Motorsport as a team manager and vehicle manager. After five years he changed to AMG Mercedes-Benz with similar responsibilities. From 1999 to 2013 he worked for Bosch Rexroth in various companies. He has many years of national and international management experience with a focus on sales, product management and production. Since 2014, Mr. Rumberg has been the CEO of AVICEM KOKI GmbH & Co. KG, Niederwürschnitz, a leading international development partner and manufacturer of gear shifting systems with subsidiaries in China and India. In addition to extensive operational leadership experience in industry and the automotive sector, Mr. Rumberg brings with him expertise in the fields of M & A, private equity, internationalization and restructuring as well as in international committees.

    as at July 2020

Kerstin Müller-Kirchhofs
  • VITA

    Born 1966. CFO of GESCO AG since 1 May 2019. 

    Nationality: German

    Ms Müller-Kirchhofs holds the Executive Board responsibility for the areas of Finance, Accounting, Taxes, Legal, Compliance, Investor Relations and IT.

    Ms Müller-Kirchhofs completed a cooperative education programme in business before earning a degree in economics in Duisburg. She began her career in 1993 at the Düsseldorf offices of Ernst & Young in the firm’s auditing department. After 15 years of service as an auditor and tax adviser for industrial and commercial enterprises, she switched from consultancy to the corporate sector. From 2008 to 2015, she served as the CFO of the German subsidiary of Air Liquide, a French industrial gas company. She subsequently served as the CFO of the Otto Krahn Group, a globally operating SME based in Hamburg. In this position, she was responsible for the holding and the Albis Plastic Group, for which she acted as the management spokeswoman on an interim basis for one year from 2015 to 2016.

    as at July 2020

Supervisory Board

Klaus Möllerfriedrich Chairman
  • VITA

    Born 1947.

    Chairman of the supervisory board since 1989.

    Nationality: German

    Dipl.-Kfm, Auditor and Tax Advisor.

    Mr. Möllerfriedrich is the founder of GESCO AG. Studied business administration and technical business administration at the universities in Cologne and Karlsruhe. Many years of experience as auditor, tax advisor and consultant.

    1983 to 1999 executive board member of a national auditing company.

    Partner of MBB Möllerfriedrich Beteiligung & Beratung GmbH, Wuppertal.

    Partner of Pares Strategiepartner, Cologne.

    In the last 30 years member of numerous supervisory and advisory boards, including two listed companies.

    Deputy chairman of the supervisory board:
    TopAgers AG, Langenfeld

    as at July 2020

Stefan Heimöller
Deputy Chairman
  • VITA

    Born in 1963. Member of the supervisory board of GESCO AG since 25 July 2013.

    Nationality: German

    Studied business administration in Mannheim and Cologne, Dipl.-Kfm. Managing Partner of Helios GmbH, Neuenrade, Germany since 1993 and Managing Partner of Platestahl Umformtechnik GmbH, Lüdenscheid, Germany since 1994.

    Mr. Heimöller provides many years of management experience in the industrial SME sector. He is not a member of any statutory supervisory boards or other similar supervisory bodies, in Germany or internationally.

    as at July 2020

Dr. Nanna Rapp
  • VITA

    Born in 1969. Member of the supervisory board of GESCO AG since 18 August 2015.

    Nationality: German

    Studied business management in Saarbrucken (Diplom-Kauffrau) and London, 1998 awarded doctorate. Many years of business and leadership experience in consultancy firms and internationally operating companies. Since 2004 various functions within the E.ON Group, 2014 until 29.02.2020 Chief Executive Officer, 01.03. until 30.06.2020 member of the management team of E.ON Inhouse Consulting GmbH, Essen.

    as at July 2020

Jens Große-Allermann
  • VITA

    Born 1967. Elected member of the Supervisory Board by the AGM on 31 August 2017.

    Nationality: German

    Mr Große-Allermann started his career at Deutsche Bank AG, Cologne, Germany, in 1991. From 1995 to 2000, he worked as a freelance corporate consultant with a focus on real estate. From 1997 to early 2003, Mr Große-Allermann was the chief financial officer of Condomi AG, Cologne, Germany. Since 2003, he has been the executive officer of Fiducia Treuhand AG, Bonn, Germany. He has also served as the managing director of Investmentaktiengesellschaft für langfristige Investoren TGV, Bonn, Germany, since 2008.

    Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board:

    • Kromi Logistik AG, Hamburg


    Member of the Supervisory Board:

    • WashTec AG, Augsburg


    as at July 2020