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Executive Board

The Nordzucker Executive Board

Hartwig Fuchs (1959), Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Chief Executive Officer Nordzucker AG since 1 February 2010

  • Responsibilities: Human Resources, Business Development, Communications & Public Affairs, Legal, Internal Audit


  • 2007-2009

    Chairman of the Management Board, Toepfer International, Hamburg

  • 2003-2007

    Member of the Management Board, Toepfer International, Hamburg

  • 2001-2003

    Executive General Manager cereals and oil seeds, Toepfer International, Hamburg

  • 1996-2001

    Joint CEO / Chief Trader, Toepfer International Asia, Singapore

  • 1988-1996

    Various management posts with Toepfer International in Hamburg, Bombay and Singapore

  • 1979-1988

    Joined and underwent training with Alfred C. Toepfer, first assignments overseas

Axel Aumüller (1957), Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  • Member of the Nordzucker AG Executive Board since 9 November 2009

  • Responsibilities: Production, Investment & Maintenance, Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Management (SHEQ), Sustainability, Procurement, Technology & Innovation


  • 2009

    Managing Director Central Europe and Senior Vice President Production Central Europe

  • 2003-2008

    Head of production division, most recently: member of the Executive Board for production / procurement and logistics

  • 1997-2003

    Plant manager, Uelzen sugar factory

  • 1983-1997

    Leading technical positions in Zuckerverbund Nord AG (since 1998: Nordzucker AG)

Dr. Lars Gorissen (1972), Chief Agricultural Officer (CAO)

  • Member of the Nordzucker AG Executive Board since March 2014
  • Responsibilities: Agri Sourcing, Agri Analysis & Sourcing Models, Agri Logistics, Grower Relation & Agri Consulting


  • October 2013 - February 2014
    Head of Agriculture and Raw Material Procurement at Nordzucker
  • 2009 - 2013
    Head of Legal Affairs including supervisory board and managing the holding Nordzucker AG
  • 2008 - 2009
    Manager supervisory board Nordzucker AG
  • 2000 - 2008
    Various positions in the legal department Siemens AG Erlangen, at last Munich

    Dr. Michael Noth (1962), Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    • Member of the Nordzucker AG Executive Board since 16 August 2009

    • Responsibilities: Finance & Financial Controlling, Tax, IT, Corporate Finance


    • 2000-2009

      Various management positions within the Benteler Group, CFO of the Automotive Division and Head of Finance and Accounting

    • 1997-2000

      Financial controlling, lighting division, Hella KG

    • 1995-1997

      In-house consultant/financial controller, Varta AG

    • 1990-1995

      Consultant, McKinsey & Company


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