ALBA Group plc & Co. KG is headed by two brothers, Dr. Axel Schweitzer and Dr. Eric Schweitzer, as joint CEOs.
Dr. Axel Schweitzer
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ALBA Group plc & Co. KG and Chairman of the Administrative Board of ALBA SE (former INTERSEROH SE)
Date of Birth:
July 8, 1969 (Berlin)
Industrial Engineering program, Technical University of Berlin
Dr.-Ing. degree (masters), TU Berlin
About Dr. Axel Schweitzer
Student internship as technical consultant and marketing specialist, ALBA AG, Berlin
Salesman and technical consultant with THERMOSELECT S.A. in Locarno, Switzerland
Board member of the management company for ALBA Group (known as ALBA Group plc & Co. KG as of January 2011)
Chair of the Supervisory Board of INTERSEROH AG
Chair of the Supervisory Board of ALBA BERLIN Basketballteam GmbH
Chairman of the Board of ALBA SE (former INTERSEROH SE). With the change from a dualistic system to a monistic system in July 2013, Schweitzer was selected as Chairman of the Administrative Board of ALBA SE.
2013 - 2018
Member of the spokesteam of the Asia-Pacific Committee, Greater China
since November 2016
President of ALBA BERLIN e.V.
since Februar 2019
Deputy Chairman of APA and Member of the German Chinese Forum of Dialogue
Born in 1969. After studying industrial engineering from 1989 to 1993, Axel Schweitzer received his Dr.-Ing. degree (PhD) in 1995. In 1993/1994, while working on his doctoral thesis, he worked as a salesman and technical consultant in Locarno, Switzerland. Since 1995 Axel Schweitzer has been a member of the Board of Directors of the holding company of ALBA Group (known as ALBA Group plc & Co. KG as of January 2011); since 2008 he has been Chairman of the Board of ALBA SE, as well (formerly INTERSEROH SE). With the change from a dualistic system to a monistic system in 2013, Schweitzer was selected as Chairman of the Administrative Board of ALBA SE, which he exercised until 2018.
Facing the increasing shortage of resources, he is convinced that the waste management sector is moving towards a raw materials generating industry.
Additionally, from 2013 until 2018 Schweitzer was Member of the Speakers Team Greater China of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA), since February 2019 he is Deputy Chairman of APA and Member of the German Chinese Forum of Dialogue.
As a native of Berlin, Axel Schweitzer is socially committed to projects located in the German capital, especially for KINDerLEBEN, a registered association which promotes a hospital in Berlin for children suffering from cancer, and ALBA BERLIN, the internationally well-known Berlin basketball club.
Dr. Eric Schweitzer
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ALBA Group plc & Co. KG
Date of Birth:
July 24, 1965 (Ipoh, Malaysia)
Business Administration program, Free University Berlin
Doctorate degree, FU Berlin
About Dr. Eric Schweitzer
Member of the Board of Managers, ALBA AG responsible for development and activities in the new German States (Neue Bundesländer)
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
Member of the Advisory Board, BDE (Federation of the German Waste Management Industry); 2003 - 2006 BDE Vice-President
FEAD Vice-President (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services)
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 März 2013
President of the DIHK (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry)
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).