Since August 1, 2007, Niels Graugaard has been a member of the Executive Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft responsible for the segments GEA Mechanical Equipment, GEA Process Engineering and GEA Refrigeration Technologies. Previously, he held the position of President of the GEA Process Engineering Division since 1999.
Before joining the GEA Group, he held several management positions with large international companies, latest with the Tetra Laval Group.
The Dane Niels Graugaard was born in February 1947 in Copenhagen. After graduating in 1970 with a chemical engineering degree from the Technical University of Denmark he was awarded a masters degree in business economics at the University of Aarhus, Denmark in 1973.