Dr. Marion Helmes

Dr. Marion Helmes is Vice Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat. 1 Media SE and Member of the Supervisory Boards of BAT plc., Heineken N.V. and Uniper SE.

Before assuming her current responsibilities, she served as the CFO of Celesio AG from 2012 to 2014, as well as speaker of the Management Board from 2013 to 2014. From 2010 to 2011, Dr. Helmes was CFO of Q-Cells SE. Prior to that, she was CFO of ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG for four years and of ThyssenKrupp Stainless AG from 2005 to 2006 after directing Mergers & Acquisitions at ThyssenKrupp AG for two years. In 2000, she was appointed Vice President Corporate Development of The Budd Company Inc., in the U.S. Before joining ThyssenKrupp AG as Senior Manager Controlling/Mergers & Acquisitions in 1997, she worked as a project manager at St. Gallen Consulting Group.

Dr. Helmes graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the Free University of Berlin, Germany in 1991 and received a Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1996. She was born in Emmerich, Germany, in 1965.

Current board memberships:

  • Vice Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat. 1 Media SE
  • Non-executive Director of British American Tobacco plc.
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V.
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Uniper SE