Joachim Kreuzburg (*1965) is the CEO of the MDAX company Sartorius AG since May 2003 and is responsible for Corporate Research, Personnel, Strategy, Legal Services, Compliance and Communications. In addition, since 2007 he is the Chair of the Board and CEO of Sartorius Stedim Biotech S. A. listed on the French stoch exchange. After completing a university degree in mechanical engineering in Hanover, Germany, he worked in solar energy research and subsequently at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Hanover, where he earned his doctorate in economics. In the same year, he began his career at Sartorius, initially in various positions in Controlling, Finance and Investor Relations. In November 2002, he was appointed a member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG, member of the Board of Ottobock SE & Co KGaA and a member of the Executive Board of the Stifterverband, a joint initiative of companies and foundations dedicated to promoting education, science and innovation.