Our largest and best-performing sales line celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. We are proud of five decades of successful wholesale business and grateful for our trusting relationships with our customers, partners and colleagues – we look forward to our future together!

The Management Board

Olaf Koch (Foto)

Olaf Koch

Chairman of the Management Board


Corporate Communications, Corporate Group Strategy/M&A, Corporate Legal Affairs & Compliance, Corporate Office, Corporate Public Policy, Business Innovation, New Ventures, METRO Cash & Carry, Real


Olaf Koch took over as Chairman of the Management Board of METRO AG on 1 January 2012 and is appointed until 13 September 2018. He also serves as CEO of METRO Cash & Carry. The 44-year-old joined the Management Board of METRO AG as CFO in September 2009. He previously worked for the financial investor Permira. Olaf Koch, who holds a degree in business administration, launched his career in 1994 at Daimler-Benz AG. Between 2002 and 2007, he was a member of the board of management of Mercedes Car Group.

Mark Frese (Foto)

Mark Frese

Chief Financial Officer


Group Finance (Corporate Planning & Controlling, Corporate Treasury, Corporate Group Financial Services), Corporate Accounting, Global Business Services, Corporate Group Tax, Corporate Investor Relations, Corporate Risk Management & Internal Control Finance, Galeria Kaufhof, METRO PROPERTIES, MIB METRO GROUP Insurance Broker, METRO LOGISTICS


Mark Frese was named Chief Financial Officer of METRO AG on 1 January 2012. The 50-year-old is appointed until 31 December 2017. He has also served as CFO of METRO Cash & Carry since April 2012. Mark Frese has worked for METRO GROUP since 1994. Following managerial positions at group subsidiary Galeria Kaufhof, he became Head of Corporate Planning & Controlling at METRO AG in 2009. In September 2010, he took over as CFO of METRO Cash & Carry Europe/MENA.

Pieter Haas (Foto)

Pieter Haas

Member of the Management Board




Pieter Haas has been a member of the Management Board of METRO AG since 1 April 2013 and is appointed until 31 March 2016. On 6 May 2014, he became Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH. He had already worked for the sales line. In 2001, he took on the role of managing director at the sales line’s Dutch subsidiary. Pieter Haas was appointed to the management board of Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH as COO in 2008. In the ten years leading up to his career at Media-Saturn, the 51-year-old business economist held leadership roles at various companies.

Heiko Hutmacher (Foto)

Heiko Hutmacher

Member of the Management Board and Chief Human Resources Officer


Human Resources (Corporate House of Learning, Corporate Performance & Rewards, Executive Resources, Group Labour Relations & Labour Law, HR Operations, HR Processes, Analytics & Projects, Corporate Talent Management, Leadership & Change), Corporate IT Management, Group Internal Audit, Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs, METRO SYSTEMS, MGT METRO GROUP Travel Services


Heiko Hutmacher joined the Management Board of METRO AG in October 2011 as the member responsible for human resources. In April 2012, the 57-year-old also assumed responsibility for human resources at METRO Cash & Carry. He holds a degree in business management and has more than 30 years of experience in human resources management, including at such companies as IBM and Akzo Nobel. Heiko Hutmacher is appointed until 30 September 2017.