ElringKlinger AG

Helmut P. Merch

Personal details

  • Born 1956
  • Member of the Management Board of Rheinmetall AG


  • Studied Economics and Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) in Aachen and Essen

Professional Career

Helmut P. Merch, employed within the Rheinmetall Group since 1982, has been a member of the Management Board of Rheinmetall AG since January 1, 2013. There the graduate in Economics and Business Administration oversees the areas of finance and controlling. From the outset, he has held various management positions at subsidiaries, including divisional manager and Management Board member of the former mechanical engineering subsidiary Jagenberg AG and deputy CEO of the former electronics subsidiary Aditron AG. Since 2001, he has held the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Defence division.

Member of the Supervisory Board of ElringKlinger AG

  • Since: 07.07.2020
  • Appointed until: end of the Annual General Meeting 2025
  • Shareholder Representative
  • Committees: Audit Committee (Chairman)

Other governance roles

  • Rheinmetall Automotive AG, Neckarsulm
  • Rheinmetall Denel Munition (PTY) Ltd., Sommerset, West/South Africa

All mandates are Group mandates within the meaning of Section 100(2) sentence 1 no. 1 of the Stock Corporation Act

Helmut P. Merch