Management

Members of the Executive Board & CxO

Klaus Rinnerberger

Chief Executive Officer (CEO),
in charge of Wiring Systems Division (Division CEO) and Automotive Cable Solutions Division, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, Corporate Legal, Corporate Strategy and M&A

Career

  • Born 1964
  • Austrian
  • 1982 – 1987: Studies in law, Magisterium
  • 1991: Qualification as tax consultant (Steuerberater)
  • 1987 – 1991: Arthur Andersen & Co., Vienna (Austria), Audit and tax consultancy
  • 1991 – 1994: TAC GmbH, Vienna (Austria), CFO
  • 1994 – 1997: Lindt & Sprüngli Austria GmbH, Vienna (Austria), CFO
  • 1998 – 2000: Magna Automobiltechnik AG, Oberwaltersdorf (Austria), Member of the Board of Directors
  • 2001 – 2004: VA Tech Transmission & Distribution, Vienna (Austria), CFO
  • 2005 – 2009: Magna Steyr AG, Graz (Austria), Member of the Board of Directors
  • 2009 – 2012: Polytec Holding AG, Hörsching (Austria), CFO and CRO; Peguform Group, Bötzingen (Germany), CEO
  • 2010 – 2023: Pierer Industrie AG, Wels (Austria), Member of the Board of Directors
  • 2021 – 2023: Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG, since 2022 Chairman
  • Since 2023: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LEONI AG

Dr Ursula Biernert

Member of the Executive Board (CHRO) and Labour Director,
in charge of Corporate Human Resources incl. Senior & Executive Development, Corporate Risk, Compliance & Sustainability, Corporate Real Estate and CHRO Wiring Systems Division

Career

  • born 1969
  • German
  • 1990 – 1995: University Passau, Studies of Languages, Economics and Culture
  • 1996 – 1998: TU Munich, Scientific Assistant and Dissertation incl. scientific studies in Morocco in combination with a professorship at the University Rabat
  • 1998 – 2000: Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg: Head of international assignments
  • 2001 – 2008: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart: Head of Human Resources for affiliate entities and Head of international assignments
  • 2009 – 2013: Thales Deutschland GmbH, Stuttgart: Vice President Human Resources & Communications; Member of the Management Board
  • 2013 – 2021: DB Cargo AG, Mainz: CHRO and Labour Director
  • 2017 – 2021: in addition DB Cargo Vermögensverwaltungs-AG, Mainz: CEO
  • since 2022: Member of the Executive Board, CHRO and Labour Director LEONI AG

Dr Harald Nippel

Member of the Executive Board (CFO),
in charge of Corporate Accounting, Corporate Controlling, Corporate Finance & Treasury, Corporate Information Technology, Corporate Internal Audit, Corporate Taxes

Career

  • born 1963
  • German
  • 1984­­ – 1986: Mannesmann AG, Düsseldorf: Apprenticeship as industrial clerk
  • 1986­­ – 1991: Technical University Darmstadt: Studies in industrial engineering, specialising in mechanical engineering
  • 1992­­ – 1995: Research assistant and dissertation at the Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung (WHU), Koblenz
  • 1995­­ – 1996: Thyssen Handelsunion AG: Staff member Corporate Development
  • 1996­­ – 1999: allkauf Group: Head of Central Corporate Development
  • 2000­­ – 2002: Schaeffler Group/FAG: Head of Corporate Controlling FAG
  • 2002­­ – 2007: Schaeffler Group/FAG: Commercial Director (CFO) Business Unit Aerospace/Superprecision
  • 2007­­ – 2010: BÖWE Systec AG: Member of the Board (CFO)
  • 2010­­ – 2016: ixetic GmbH and Magna Powertrain: Commercial Director (CFO) and co-partner
  • 2016­­ – 2021: Krauss Maffei Group GmbH: Commercial Director
  • since 2022: Member of the Management Board (CFO) of LEONI AG

Ingo Spengler

Member of the Executive Board (COO),
in charge of Corporate Quality Management & Safety/Health/Environment and Operations Wiring Systems Division

Career

  • born 1972
  • German
  • 1993­­ – 2000: Study of Mechanical Engineering, field Manufacturing Engineering (Frankfurt/Main), degree Diplom Ingenieur (FH)
  • 2000 – 2005: Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg: Advisor and Production Manager, Business Unit Components/Manufacturing of plastic parts
  • 2006: MAGNA, Rastatt: Plant Manager Intier Automotive Näher GmbH
  • 2007 – 2009: MAGNA, Althengstett: General Manager Intier Automotive Näher GmbH and Managing Director Intier Automotive (South Africa) Limited (RSA)
  • 2010­­ – 2012: MAGNA, Sailauf: Managing Director Intier Automotive Näher GmbH and Director Special Projects Carpet & Acoustics Central Europe
  • 2012­­ – 2014: FAURECIA, Hagenbach: Managing Director Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH and Vice President Operations EMEA
  • 2015­­ – 2017: FAURECIA, Paris: Global Vice President Manufacturing & Quality
  • 2017­­ – 2020: FAURECIA, Moscow: CEO/President Faurecia Russia
  • since 2021: LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH, Kitzingen: COO and Managing Director
  • since 2022: Member of the Executive Board and COO LEONI AG

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