Chief Executive Officer
- Lives in Hamburg, Germany
- German and Swiss citizen
- Born in 1963
- Executive Board member since May 20, 2019, Executive Board Chairman starting July 1, 2019, appointed until June 30, 2022
Roland Harings studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen. After earning his engineering degree in 1989, he began his career at Webasto AG in Stockdorf, Germany, an international supplier of the automotive industry.
After different responsibilities and international assignments in quality, development, and key account management at Webasto, he switched to Alcan, an aluminum producer and processor, in 1995. He initially managed the sales and purchasing department of the engine components division in Nuremberg and, starting in 1998, was responsible for developing the automotive division in the aluminum strip sector.
Following the merger of Alcan with Alusuisse in 2002, Mr. Harings oversaw automotive sales for Alcan in Europe. From 2005 to 2010, he served as General Manager of the integrated aluminum rolling mill of Novelis in Sierre, Switzerland. As Vice President, Mr. Harings managed Novelis’ global automotive business from 2010 to 2014.
Prior to his appointment to the Aurubis Executive Board, Mr. Harings was CEO/Managing Director of MKM GmbH, a manufacturer of 280,000 tons of copper semi-finished products with about 1,200 employees in Hettstedt, Saxony-Anhalt (Germany). The company was extensively modernized in this period and was successfully sold to KME in 2018.
Mr. Harings was appointed to the Executive Board of Aurubis AG effective May 20, 2019 and has served as Executive Board Chairman since July 1, 2019.