Stephan Schmitt

Stephan Schmitt, Chief International Officer TÜV Rheinland AG

Chief International Officer, TÜV Rheinland AG

As of 1 October 2011, Stephan Schmitt is Chief International Officer of TÜV Rheinland AG. Born in 1961, on completion of his studies in 1986 the electrical engineering graduate joined the company as a technical expert in Japan. He then held various management positions in Asia before transferring to the USA in 1996 to become Chief Executive Officer of TÜV Rheinland of North America. Since 2009, as Chief Regional Officer North America, Stephan Schmitt has been responsible for the business in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

In 2014, he was elected to become a board member of the International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organisations (CEOC), Brussels, and the German-American Chamber of Commerce in New York City.

Stephan Schmitt is married and has three children.

Overview

1986 Degree in Electrical Engineering, Trier University of Applied Sciences
1986 Technical expert at TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd.
1987 TÜV Rheinland Taiwan Ltd., most recently as Managing Director, also responsible for TÜV Rheinland Shanghai (from 1994) and TÜV Rheinland Beijing (from 1995)
1996 President and Chief Executive Officer, TÜV Rheinland of North America
2008 President and Chief Executive Officer, TÜV Rheinland North America Holding
2009 Chief Regional Officer North America
10/2011 Chief International Officer, TÜV Rheinland AG
2014 Member of Board of Directors International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organisations, the European business association CEOC
Board member German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) in New York City/USA