Markus Grolms

Member of the Executive Board and Labor Director
thyssenkrupp Steel

Markus Grolms has been Labor Director and CHRO of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG since April 2020. Prior to that he was Executive Committee Secretary at the IG Metall trade union and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG.

He began his career in 1997 at Pilkington Flachglas Automotive. From 1998 to 2007 he worked as a quality assessor at Siemens Mobile, subsequently BenQ Mobile, where he was also an active works council member from 2001. Grolms became an IG Metall trade union secretary in 2007. From 2009 he represented the trade union on the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG and was appointed Deputy Chairman of this body in 2016.

Markus Grolms, born 1971, studied social sciences in Duisburg and social psychology, political science and law at the Distance University of Hagen.

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    Decarbonization of Industry – What contribution can climate clubs make?


    Despite the rise of global emissions over the past decade according to the latest IPCC report, many countries have set ambitious goals in the fight against global warming. International efforts are needed for climate protection. The G7 countries and their industries must lead the way and, together with emerging and developing countries, phase out the use of fossil fuels as quickly as possible. This development has become even more acute since the start of the war in Ukraine. With this in mind, the panel on climate policy will discuss the strategy of the G7 in times of geopolitical crises, the role of a climate club for international climate protection and ways to decarbonize industry.

    Peter Adrian, President, DIHK

    Suzanne P. Clark, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Caroline Drischel, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Lufthansa

    Markus Grolms, Member of the Executive Board and Labor Director, thyssenkrupp Steel

    Birgit Schwenk, Director General for Climate Action, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

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