Thomas Spitzenpfeil

Member of the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group (CFO and CIO)


Thomas Spitzenpfeil is Member of the Executive Board as well as CFO and CIO of the ZEISS Group. As Member of the Executive Board, he oversees Finance & Controlling, Information Technology, Auditing & Risk Management, Security, Business & Infrastructure, Consolidation & Accounting, Digital Innovation, Financial Services, the Shared Production Unit and US Shared Services. He also oversees the ZEISS sales and service companies in the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and Nordics. Thomas Spitzenpfeil became a Member of the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group in 2010.

In addition to his offices as Chairman and Member of the Supervisory Boards of ZEISS companies, Thomas Spitzenpfeil is Member of the Southwest Regional Advisory Board of Commerzbank AG and the Advisory Committee of the BW Bank.

Thomas Spitzenpfeil was born in Bad Saulgau, Germany, on 22 December 1962. He graduated with a degree in industrial engineering (majoring in mechanical engineering) from the Technical University of Darmstadt in 1989.

Milestones in his career

  • 2010

    Member of the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group (CFO and since 2016 CIO)

  • 2004

    Member of the Management Board (CFO), Zumtobel AG, Dornbirn (Austria)

  • 2002

    CFO of the Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products division of Norsk Hydro ASA, Grevenbroich

  • 1996

    Different management positions in the VAW Group (merged with Hydro Aluminium in 2002)

  • 1995

    Head of Works Controlling, Kodak AG, Stuttgart

  • 1993

    Head of Controlling, Aluminium, VIAG AG, Munich

  • 1990

    Trainee/positions in financial controlling, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart