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Management Team 

 ALBA: a family business

ALBA plc & Co. KG is headed by Dr. Eric Schweitzer and the management team of the ALBA Europe Holding.

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Rainer Kröger 

COO Waste Operations

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Krzystof Gruszczyński 

COO CEE

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Alessandro Leonetti 

CFO

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Thorsten Greb 

COO Scrap & Metals

Dr. Eric Schweitzer

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ALBA Group plc & Co. KG

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Date of Birth:
July 24, 1965 (Ipoh, Malaysia)

Education

1984-1987:
Business Administration program, Free University Berlin

1990:
Doctorate degree, FU Berlin

About Dr. Eric Schweitzer

1990-1993
Member of the Board of Managers, ALBA AG responsible for development and activities in the new German States (Neue Bundesländer)

since 1993
Member of the Board, ALBA Group Management Company (since January 2011 ALBA Group plc & Co. KG); since October 2011 CEO of ALBA Group plc & Co. KG

1994-2006
Member of the Advisory Board, BDE (Federation of the German Waste Management Industry); 2003 - 2006 BDE Vice-President

1999-2003
FEAD Vice-President (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services)

2004-2016
President of IHK Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

June 2010 - June 2013
Member of Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (Council for Sustainable Development)

since March 2013 - March 2021
President of the DIHK (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry)

Since March 2021

Honorary president of the DIHK (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and IHK Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

More mandates:

since 2011
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Friede-Springer-Stiftung (Friede-Springer Foundation)

from 1 Januar 2017 on
Member of the Foundation Council of Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (Carl-Zeiss Foundation)

Dr. Eric Schweitzer was born on 24 July 1965 in Ipoh, Malaysia, and lives in Berlin.

He attended school at Georg Herwegh Gymnasium in Berlin where he completed his Abitur in 1983, after which he studied business administration at Freie Universität Berlin, graduating in 1987 and gaining his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) in 1990. Following a six-month stay in the United States where he worked in the waste management industry, he returned to Berlin and at the age of 25 became member of the management team at ALBA, the recycling company founded by his parents. Here he was in charge of development and activities in eastern Germany until he was appointed to the ALBA Management Board in 1993. He has headed the family business, which now operates as ALBA Group plc & Co. KG, together with his brother Axel since 1998.

From 1994 to 2006, Dr. Schweitzer was member of the Presiding Committee of the Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry (BDE), of which he was also Deputy President from 2003 to 2006. Between 1999 and 2003 he was additionally Vice President of European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) in Brussels.

From 2004 to 2016, Dr. Schweitzer was President of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK). From June 2010 to June 2013 he was also a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development called into being by the German government. In spring 2013, Dr. Schweitzer became President of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).