Eckhard Cordes

Eckhard Cordes

Member of the Business Area Committee


Born 1950. MBA and PhD, University of Hamburg.

Partner in Cevian Capital and EMERAM Capital Partners. Member of the Executive Committee of Eastern European Economic Relations of German Industry.

Board Chairman

Bilfinger SE.

Board member

Member of the Volvo Board since April 2015.

Holdings in Volvo, own and related parties as per March 6, 2018


Principal work experience

Started with Daimler Benz AG, where he has held several management positions, such as Head of the trucks and buses business, Head of Group Controlling, Corporate Development and M&A in AEG AG and CEO of Mercedes Car Group. Previously CEO of Metro AG, senior advisor at EQT and Board member of Air Berlin, SKF, Carl Zeiss and Rheinmetall AG. Since 2012 partner in Cevian Capital and EMERAM Capital Partners respectively.

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