Dr. Thomas Ludwig
Dr. Thomas Ludwig is Managing Partner of Lindsay Goldberg Vogel and also serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of TRIMET Aluminium SE and VDM Metals GmbH. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bandstahl Schulte & Co. GmbH and Member of the Advisory Boards of Grünenthal GmbH and Schur Flexibles Group.
Dr. Ludwig has more than 30 years of experience as a business leader. Following a trainee program at Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl, he began his career at Klöckner Werke AG and moved to Klöckner & Co AG. As Member of the Executive Board he was responsible for raw materials, recycling and environmental technology. Dr. Ludwig subsequently joined the Thyssen group (now ThyssenKrupp), where he built the services division and became Chief Executive Officer of ThyssenKrupp Serv AG. From 2003 to 2009 he was CEO of Klöckner & Co SE. Following the acquisition by Lindsay Goldberg, he played a central role in successfully taking the company public and developing it to the market leader in Europe and North America.
Dr. Ludwig studied Mathematics and Business Administration at the Universities of Göttingen, Freiburg, Glasgow and Bonn and holds a diploma in Mathematics and a doctoral degree from the University of Bonn.