TÜV SÜD AG - Board of Management

Johannes Bussman

Dr. Johannes Bussmann
Chairman of the Board of Management / CEO, TÜV SÜD AG

Johannes Bussmann was born in 1969 in Osterwick, Germany. He has a diploma degree in aerospace engineering and a doctorate in engineering with a focus on combustion engineering, both from the University of Aachen.

Johannes Bussmann started his professional career in 1998 as a product engineer at ABB in Mannheim, Germany. In 1999, he joined Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, Germany, working as a development engineer in Product Management and Development. He held several senior management positions at Lufthansa Technik based in Germany and Singapore before he became member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG in September 2012. He initially headed the Executive Board department of Human Resources, Engine & VIP Services and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG in April 2015. 

Since January 2023, Johannes Bussmann has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Management at TÜV SÜD AG.


Prof. Dr. Matthias J. Rapp
Member of the Board of Management / CFO, TÜV SÜD AG

Born in 1967 in Schramberg/Schwarzwald (Black Forest), Matthias J. Rapp studied Business Administration at WHU (Otto Beisheim School of Management) Koblenz, ESC Lyon and Manchester Business School. He completed his doctorate at WHU Koblenz from 1992 to 1995. In summer 2021 Matthias J. Rapp was appointed Honorary Professor by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich).

Matthias J. Rapp started his professional career with the global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group before moving to industry in 1997, where he has since held positions as Chief Financial Officer in several prestigious companies, most recently as CFO of Webasto SE. Matthias J. Rapp was appointed Member of the Board of Management of TÜV SÜD AG with effect from August 2013 and is responsible for Finance and Controlling.


Ishan Palit

Ishan Palit
Member of the Board of Management / COO, TÜV SÜD AG

Ishan Palit was born in 1968 in Mumbai, India. He studied in the USA and the UK, and holds a Bachelors Degree from Davidson College, USA, a General Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, UK and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University, USA.

Ishan Palit started his career with the American multinational “Rotary Corporation”, a supplier to the Automotive and Small Engine industry. He joined the TÜV SÜD Group in 1994 and founded the TÜV SÜD operations in India. As COO and then the CEO, he was responsible for the successful development of TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific and was subsequently promoted to CEO of the Global Product Service Division. Ishan Palit was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the TÜV SÜD Group in May 2017, responsible for operations and sales across all Divisions and geographies.

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  • TÜV SÜD AG - Supervisory Board

    Wolfgang Dehen

    Wolfgang Dehen
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board
    Former Chairman of the Board of Management of
    OSRAM Licht AG 
    Supervisory Board member

    Marcel Rath*
    Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
    First Deputy Chairman of the group works council

    Matthias Andreesen Viegas
    Deputy Chairman of the
    Executive Staff Committee

    Dr. Christine Bortenlänger
    Chief Executive and member of the
    Board of Management
    Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V.

    Manuela Dietz*  
    Trade union secretary
    ver.di union representative

    Thomas Eder*
    Third Deputy Chairman of the works council
    Region of South-Eastern Bavaria
    TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH 

    Prof. Dr. Hermann Eul
    Former member of the
    Board of 
    Management of
    Infineon AG
    Supervisory Board member

    Dr. Jörg Matthias Großmann
    Member of the Executive Board / CFO
    Freudenberg Chemical Specialities GmbH

    Jens Krause* 
    Chairman of the works council
    South-Eastern Region
    TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH 

    Angelique Renkhoff-Mücke 

    Member of the Board of Management / CEO 
    WAREMA Renkhoff SE

    Dr. Nathalie von Siemens
    Former member and spokesperson of the
    Board of Management of
    Siemens Stiftung
    Supervisory Board member

    Prof. Dr. Rudolf Staudigl
    Former Chairman of the Board of Management of
    Wacker Chemie AG
    Supervisory Board member

    Dr. Eberhard Veit
    General partner 
    Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG 

    Katrin Volkmann*
    Member of central works council 
    TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH

    Dr. Katharina Wagner*
    Trade union secretary
    ver.di union representative  

    * Employee representative

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