Executive Board

The Executive Board of Aurubis AG consists of three members: Roland Harings (Chairman), Rainer Verhoeven, and Dr. Heiko Arnold. Together they manage the company and report to the Aurubis AG Supervisory Board.


Roland Harings
Roland Harings

Chief Executive Officer

Curriculum Vitae

We pursue the goal of becoming one of the most efficient and sustainable smelter networks in the world

Heiko Arnold
Dr. Heiko Arnold

Chief Operations Officer

Curriculum Vitae

Our crisis management during the coronavirus pandemic has proven to be effective. There have been no production limitations in our plants thus far

Rainer Verhoeven
Rainer Verhoeven

Chief Financial Officer

Curriculum Vitae

Digitalization is a significant component of our company strategy.

Contract terms
Name Initially appointed Appointed until
Roland Harings (CEO, Chairman) May 20, 2019 June 30, 2027
Dr. Heiko Arnold (COO, Member) August 15, 2020 August 14, 2023
Rainer Verhoeven (CFO, Member) January 1, 2018 December 31, 2025
Compensation system

The compensation system for the Executive Board takes the stipulations of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) and most of the recommendations and suggestions of the German Corporate Governance Code in the version dated December 16, 2019 into consideration. In its entirety, the compensation system makes a significant contribution to fostering and implementing the company strategy by linking the payout to relevant, ambitious performance criteria.

The Supervisory Board as a whole is responsible for the structure of the compensation system for the Executive Board members and for establishing the individual compensation. The Personnel Committee supports the Supervisory Board in this process, monitors the compensation system to ensure that it is appropriate, and prepares the Supervisory Board’s resolutions on this matter. The Personnel Committee recommends that the Supervisory Board make changes as needed. In the case of significant changes to the compensation system, but at least every four years, the compensation system is presented to the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting for approval.

The compensation system can be found here (excerpt from the Annual Report 2019/20).

Compensation Report

The compensation of individual Executive Board members can be found in the Compensation Report of our Annual Report.

Compensation Report  (excerpt from the Annual Report 2020/21)

Directors' dealings

You can find the notifications currently subject to disclosure requirements here.

In accordance with Art. 19(1) subparagraph 2 MAR,  members of the Executive and Supervisory Boards of a public company as well as closely related persons must notify the company and the Federal Authority for Financial Services Supervision (BaFin) about the purchase and sale of shares in the company or related financial instruments. The companies are obligated to publish this information. Insignificant purchase and sales transactions (under € 5,000 per calendar year, from January 1, 2020 below € 20,000.00 ) are exempt from this disclosure obligation.

Notifications pursuant to Section Art. 19(1) subparagraph 2 MAR