Dr. Reinhard Ploss

Member of the Supervisory Board since April 5, 2023, appointed until shareholders’ meeting 2028, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG, München and former Chairman of the Board of Management of Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg

Dr. Reinhard Ploss

Year of Birth: 1955
Place of birth: Bamberg
Nationality: German

Career history:

03 - 12/2022

Co-President and Chairman of the Senate at acatech – National Academy of 
Science and Engineering, Berlin

2012 - 2022

Chairman of the Board of Management (with responsibility for Divisions, 
Group Strategy, Communications and Public Policy, Research & Development and Human Resources, Labor Director), Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg

2007 - 2012

Member of the Board of Management, responsible for Operations, Infineon 
Technologies AG, Neubiberg

2005 - 2007

Head of Development and Production as well as operational management of the Automotive, Industrial & Multimarket segment, Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg

2000 - 2005

Head of the Automotive & Industrial division, Infineon Technologies AG, 

1999 - 2000

Head of the Industrial Power division, Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, and 
Managing Director of eupec GmbH & Co. KG, Warstein

1996 - 1999

Head of the Power Semiconductors division with a special focus on development 
and production, Siemens AG, Munich

1993 - 1996

Head of Technology in chip production, Siemens AG, Villach, Austria

1986 - 1993

Process engineer in the semiconductors division, Siemens AG, Munich

1981 - 1986

Scientific assistant, Technical University of Munich



Awarded a Doctorate in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Munich


Graduated with a degree in process engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Munich

1976 - 1981

Studied process engineering at Munich Technical University

Expertise/Professional focal points:
Many years of experience in top management positions (both nationally and internationally). Expert in the areas of technology, innovation, research and development (markets: software, semiconductors, electronics, computing, automotive, communication, IoT), staff recruitment and development, sustainability (ESG), auditing of financial statements, corporate governance, and compliance.

Seats on the Deutsche Telekom supervisory bodies:
- Personnel Committee

Memberships of other supervisory boards required to be formed by law:
- Knorr-Bremse AG, Munich, Chair of the Supervisory Board*