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Management board

Executive board and supervisory board of CropEnergies AG

The Executive Board of CropEnergies AG

Dr. Stephan Meeder, CEO / CFO

General information

Year of birth: 1970

First appointment to the Executive Board: April 2015

Departments: Finance, Accounting, Controlling, Investor Relations, Capital Market Compliance, Marketing, Public Relations, Corporate Governance, Taxes and Law.


After graduating with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and the Ecole Sup├ęrieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales, Cergy-Pontoise, France, Stephan Meeder worked for ABB Structured Finance GmbH from 1996 to 2000In 1999, he earned his doctorate from the University of Mannheim at the faculty of Logistics. From 2000 to 2001, he worked for KPMG in the Corporate Finance Department and from 2001 to 2006 at Robert Bosch GmbH in Corporate Finance and M&A.

In November 2006, Stephan Meeder joined the Corporate Finance department of S├╝dzucker AG. In May 2007, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the French sugar producer Saint Louis Sucre SA, Paris.

In April 2015, Stephan Meeder was appointed to the executive board of CropEnergies AG as Chief Financial Officer. Since July 2020, he has been CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of CropEnergies AG.

Dr. Stephan Meeder is Deputy Chairman of the Board of the German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe) and President of the European ethanol association ePURE.

J├╝rgen B├Âttcher, CTO

General information

Year of birth: 1961 

First appointment to the Executive Board: May 2020

Departments: Production and Technology, Sustainability, Business Development, Human Resources, Data Protection, Quality Management, Research & Development and IT.


J├╝rgen B├Âttcher studied food technology with a focus on sugar and starch at the Humboldt University of Berlin from 1981 on and graduated in 1986 with a degree in engineering (Diplomingenieur).

In 1986, he began his professional career as a production engineer at the Langenbogen sugar factory. In July 1990, he moved to S├╝dzucker AG and became a production engineer at the Wabern sugar factory. In 1998, he was made plant manager at the Warburg sugar factory. From 2004 on, J├╝rgen B├Âttcher was head of investment and maintenance management at S├╝dzucker AG's head office in Ochsenfurt.

In 2006, he moved to CropEnergies AG and became managing director of CropEnergies Bioethanol GmbH Zeitz. From 2012 on, J├╝rgen B├Âttcher was Technical Director of CropEnergies AG responsible for production and technology.

Since 1 May 2020, J├╝rgen B├Âttcher has been a member of the executive board of CropEnergies AG as Chief Technical Officer (CTO).

Dr. Fritz Georg von Graevenitz, CSO

General information

Year of birth: 1977

First appointment to the Executive Board: October 2019

Departments: Procurement, Sales, Logistics, Risk Management and Compliance.


Dr. Fritz Georg von Graevenitz studied economics, economic history with a focus on fiscal policy and political science at the Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg and the Institut d'├ętudes politiques de Paris, Frankreich. In 2011, he received his doctorate for his thesis on international agricultural markets in the 20th century and their policies from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

In October 2011, Fritz Georg von Graevenitz joined the S├╝dzucker Group as an expert for sugar policy and sugar markets in the central department for business economics in the sugar division. In September 2015, he became assistant to the CEO of S├╝dzucker AG. In July 2016, he was appointed head of the central auditing department and Compliance Officer of S├╝dzucker AG.

Since October 2019, Dr. Fritz Georg von Graevenitz has been member of the executive board of CropEnergies AG as Chief Sales Officer

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