Thomas Spitzenpfeil

Member of the Executive Board (CFO and CIO)


Thomas Spitzenpfeil is a Member of the Executive Board, CFO and CIO of the ZEISS Group. He is responsible for Corporate Finance & Controlling, Corporate Information Technology, Corporate Auditing & Risk Management, and Corporate Security as well as the Shared Services Consolidation & Accounting Center, Financial Services, Business Services & Infrastructure, Digital Innovation Partners and the Shared Production Unit. Furthermore, he looks after the ZEISS sales and service companies in Austria, Eastern Europe, Nordics, Switzerland and UK. Thomas Spitzenpfeil has been a Member of the Executive Board since 2010.

In addition to his offices as Chairman and Member of the Supervisory Boards of ZEISS companies, Thomas Spitzenpfeil is a Member of the Southwest Regional Advisory Board of Commerzbank AG and the Advisory Committee of the LBBW Bank. 

Thomas Spitzenpfeil was born in Bad Saulgau on 22 December 1962. He graduated with a degree in industrial engineering (major in mechanical engineering) from the Technical University of Darmstadt in 1989.

Milestones in his career

  • 2010

    Member of the Executive Board (CFO) of Carl Zeiss AG

  • 2004

    Member of the Management Board (CFO), Zumtobel AG, Dornbirn (Austria)

  • 2002

    CFO of the Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products division of Norsk Hydro ASA, Grevenbroich

  • 1996

    Different management positions in the VAW Group (merged with Hydro Aluminium in 2002)

  • 1995

    Head of Works Controlling, Kodak AG, Stuttgart

  • 1993

    Head of Controlling, Aluminium, VIAG AG, Munich

  • 1990

    Trainee/positions in financial controlling, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

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