Member of the Executive Board Finances, Controlling, Investor Relations and Human Resources Management
Dirk Schwingel was born in Diepholz in Germany in 1963. In 1983 he completed his Abitur (German A–levels) at the Söderblom secondary school in Espelkamp, Germany. In 1985, he studied economics at the University of Paderborn, and graduated with the title “Diplom-Kaufmann” in 1991.
Still during his study time Dirk Schwingel worked at ITT Automotive Europe GmbH (today´s Continental AG) in Gifhorn, Germany. After approximately 4.5 years he changed to Rheinmetall-Group, an internationally operating and listed conglomerate. After different positions within the Rheinmetall AG (Dusseldorf) and Jagenberg AG (Neuss) in 1999 he changed into the function of the managing director of Benz & Hilgers GmbH in Neuss, which he held till the middle of 2010.
Since the 1st of July, 2010 Mr. Schwingel has been employed at Viscom AG in Hanover. First he held the function of Head of Finance and Administration, with effect from the 1st of June, 2011 he has been appointed to the member of the Executive Board of Viscom AG. Furthermore, Dirk Schwingel has been a member of the Hanover Stock Exchange Council since April 2017.