ElringKlinger AG

Rita Forst

Personal details

  • Born 1955
  • Independent consultant
  • Former Member of the Management Board of Adam Opel AG, Rüsselsheim


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Darmstadt, majoring in Energy and Heat Engineering

Professional career

Rita Forst began her career in 1977 at Adam Opel AG in Rüsselsheim, where she was assigned to the engine development unit. In 1984, she completed a one-year General Motors International Trainee Program in Detroit, Michigan/USA, which included a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the General Motors Institute. Having held several management positions at Opel and subsidiaries of General Motors, Rita Forst was appointed to the Management Board of Adam Opel AG in 2010. Until 2012, she was responsible for overseeing Technical Development at Opel as well as European R&D activities at General Motors.

Member of the Supervisory Board of ElringKlinger AG

  • Since: 13.05.2015
  • Appointed until: end of the Annual General Meeting 2025
  • Shareholder Representative

Other governance roles

  • Member of the Supervisory Board (Non-Executive Director) of AerCap Holdings N.V., Dublin, Ireland
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE, Maintal
  • Member of the Advisory Board of iwis SE & Co. KG, Munich
  • Westport Fuel Systems, Inc., Vancouver, Canada
Rita Forst