Dr. Rüdiger Grube is the current Chairman of Lazard & Co. GmbH and CEO of Rüdiger Grube – International Business Leadership GmbH, the chairman of the board of Deutsche Bahn through January 2017, and was the Chairman of EADS between April 2007 and April 2009. Dr. Grube started his career in 1989 at Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm and went on to work in a number of posts at Daimler-Benz including senior vice president and head of corporate strategy. He also worked for Daimler AG as Executive Board member with the profit- and loss responsibility for North-East-Asia, and for Corporate development, M&A, IT and participation.
Dr. Rüdiger Grube serves as Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn AG and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2017. Between 2013 and 2017, he accompanied Chancellor Angela Merkel on a total of three state visits abroad. In July 2017, financial advisory firm and asset manager Lazard appointed Grube as chairman of investment banking in Germany. In addition, he serves as a director for Mitsubishi, McLaren Group, Hyundai and also serves as a non-executive director for EADS. Currently, he is also the Chairman of Hamburger Hafen- and Logistics AG.