Supervisory board

Helmut P. Merch
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Personal details

  • Born 1956
  • Former member of the Management Board of Rheinmetall AG


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

Professional Career

Helmut P. Merch, was employed within the Rheinmetall Group since 1982, and has been a member of the Management Board of Rheinmetall AG from January 1, 2013 until December 31, 2022. 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


  • Mediation Committee (Chairman)
  • Personnel Committee (Chairman)
  • Nomination Committee (Chairman)
  • Audit Committee