Merle Schmidt-Brunn became a member of the Executive Board of Hamburger Hochbahn AG on the 1st of April 2023. On 1st of May 2023, she will take over responsibility for the Finance and Sustainability board department. In this position, she succeeds Helmut König, who will be leaving the HOCHBAHN Executive Board at the end of April for retirement reasons.
Merle Schmidt-Brunn was previously Senior Director Financial Analytics at Hapag-Lloyd. The Graduate business mathematician was born in Hamburg, passed her Abitur at the Gymnasium Oldenfelde and studied financial and business mathematics at the Technical University of Braunschweig, the University of British Columbia (Vancouver/Canada) and the Universidad de la Laguna (Spain).
After her studies, she first worked for Generali Lebensversicherung AG, then moved to the management consultancy Roland Berger and joined Hapag-Lloyd in 2015.
In her position at HOCHBAHN, Merle Schmidt-Brunn is also responsible for the areas of purchasing, information management (IT) as well as legal and real estate.