Ralf Schwarzhaupt was born in Munich, Germany in 1966. Following his high-school graduation, he studied Business Administration at the University of Hamburg where he graduated in 1991. From 1991 to 2001 he joined Commerzbank AG where he worked in several positions including Head of Trade & Commodity Finance Group. In 2001 Ralf Schwarzhaupt became Managing Director (CFO) of CCC Steel GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg. In 2008 he joined Coutinho & Ferrostaal GmbH & Co. KG and became a Member of the Executive Board. In 2012 Ralf Schwarzhaupt was appointed as member of the Executive Board of Ferrostaal GmbH, his main areas of responsibility are Finance and Insurance. Since 2016 he is Member of the Board of Management of Ferrostaal Trading GmbH. Ralf Schwarzhaupt is married and has 2 children.