On November 1, 2004, Jürg Oleas was appointed Chief Executive Officer of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, and has been a member of the executive board since joining the group in May 2001. At that time, he was responsible in the executive board for the chemical activities such as Dynamit Nobel AG.
Before joining the GEA Group, he spent nearly 20 years with ABB and the Alstom Group
where he held several management positions.
Jürg Oleas, a Swiss national, was born in Quito, Ecuador, in December 1957. In 1981, he
got a master of science in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.