After graduating in Business from the University of Cologne, Ralf started his career at Linde AG with responsibilities in all divisions with a special focus on finance and marketing and sales. He then joined Villeroy&Boch Group as board member in charge of the tableware division. From 2006-2015 he ran the EMEA division of HysterYale Materials Handling Group located in London.
In 2015 he became a Chairman of the Advisory Board at ECI- Meyer&Söhne in Germany.
Ralf enjoys various kind of sports and is engaged in helping refugees to integrate into German society