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Dr. Klaus Patzak

Schaeffler AG

Dr. Klaus Patzak, CFO Schaeffler AG

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Klaus Patzak (b. 1965) holds a doctorate in business administration and is both a graduate in business studies and an industrial management assistant. After studying and obtaining his doctorate in Munich, Dr. Patzak began his career in 1993 in the Corporate Finance segment of Siemens AG.

Afterwards, he was responsible for several management functions in the central Finance department of Siemens AG and spent two years working for Siemens subsidiaries in the USA.

From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Patzak held the position of Commercial Director of the Wireline Communications business unit at Infineon AG.

From 2002 to 2011, he held a range of managerial positions in the Corporate Finance segment of Siemens AG, where he was responsible for the Financial Audit, Accounting, and Reporting departments as well as the central Reporting & Controlling department.

Dr. Patzak was subsequently a member of the executive board and CFO of Osram Licht AG from 2011 to 2016. He occupied the same position at Bilfinger SE from 2016 to 2018.

Most recently, Dr. Patzak was a managing partner at Siemens AG responsible for selected portfolio companies (POC), managing director of Siemens Gas & Power Management GmbH, and chief financial officer (CFO) of the new Siemens Gas and Power business unit.

In August 2020, Dr. Patzak assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with responsibility for the Finance and IT functions at the Schaeffler Group.

Memberships and commitments

  • Member of the supervisory board of Bayerische Börse AG (since 2011)

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


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