Member of Board, Chairman of the Banknote and Currency Management Unit, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
As Group Executive Banknote, Ralf Wintergerst has been a Member of the Giesecke & Devrient Management Board since December 1st, 2013. The business unit Banknote supplies products, services, and solutions for the entire cash cycle, with customers including central and commercial banks, banknote printers, security transport companies, and casinos.
Wintergerst studied Business Management and Economics in Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Hagen. His main focus was on Strategic Planning, International Business Development and Corporate Governance.
He began his professional career at DHL Worldwide Express GmbH; in 1995, he moved to American Express Ltd, Frankfurt, in London. In 1998, Wintergerst joined Giesecke & Devrient in Munich where he held various managerial positions. In 2006, he became Group Senior Vice President, a position he held until December 2013.