Dr. Karsten Kroos
Chairman of the Management Board of Business Area Components Technology of thyssenkrupp AG
Born in 1960, studied at Paderborn University, earned his doctorate in 1990.
Dr. Karsten Kroos joined the thyssenkrupp Group on September 1, 1990. Initially he was Head of Corporate Planning at Hoesch AG, and later he became Head of Controlling at Fried. Krupp AG Hoesch Krupp in Dortmund. In 1993, Dr. Kroos went to Krupp Hoesch Automotive GmbH, Bochum, where he worked in the sales strategy department. In August 1996, he was appointed manager of the technology area.
In 1996, Dr. Kroos was appointed to the Management Board of Krupp Automotive Systems GmbH, Bochum. He became Chairman of the Management Board in July 1999. Effective January 1, 2002, he was appointed deputy member of the Executive Board, and in July 2002 he became a full member of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp Automotive AG.
From October 2006 to September 2009, Dr. Kroos was member of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp Technologies AG. Since October 2009, he has been Chairman of the Management Board of Business Area Components Technology of thyssenkrupp AG.