CEO, KME SE
Ulrich Becker is CEO of KME SE since June 2017. He was already appointed as CEO of KME Germany GmbH & Co. KG and for the KME Group on Standard Products in September 2014.
KME is a leading global producer of semi-finished and special products, with a central role in the copper value chain. With production sites in Europe, Asia, China and the USA, KME is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of semi-finished copper and copper alloy products.
After completion of the acquisition of 100% indirect interest in MKM Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing GmbH ("MKM"), Ulrich Becker became Managing Director of MKM in March 2019.
Ulrich Becker has more than 25 years’ extensive experience in the steel and metals business. In 1989 he joined Mannesmann Handel AG and became a Board Member in 1998. He continued his career as Chief Executive Officer of Benteler Distribution International and later became Executive Board Member of Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH. In 2008 he joined the Executive Board of Klöckner & Co. SE and was appointed COO, responsible for the worldwide distribution /service center and production network of Klöckner. In 2013 he joined Hannam and Partners, London, and became CEO and shareholder of MKM Mansfelder Kupfer and Messing GmbH until he left the Group in 2014.
From 2009 until 2013 Ulrich Becker was President of EUROMETAL and DISMET. He serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of WICKEDER Group GmbH as well as Member of the Board of Directors of Interpipe Ltd.Cyprus / Ukraine, being responsible for Strategy, Investments and Nominations.
Ulrich Becker holds an MBA of Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany.