Oliver Zander

General Manager
Arbeitgeberverband Gesamtmetall

Personal data:

born on 2 December 1968 in Hildesheim
married, three children
– 1988-1990: military service, SaZ 2, lieutenant colonel
– 1990-1997: Law studies in Kiel and Berlin, attorney at law

Career history:

– 1998: Speaker, Federation of the German Construction Industry
– 1999-2002: Head of the Labor Law Department, Federation of the German Construction Industry
– 2002-2012: Managing Director for Collective Bargaining and Social Policy, Federation of the German Construction Industry
– since 1 February 2013: Chief Executive Officer of Gesamtmetal (Gesamtverband der Arbeitgeberverbände der Metall- und Elektro-Industrie e. V. – General Association of Employers’ Associations of the Metal and Electrical Industry)


– Member of the Administrative Board of the Federal Employment Agency
– Member of the Executive Board of the Berufsgenossenschaft Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse
– since 2010 Member of the 13th, 14th and 15th Advisory Council for Internal Affairs of the Federal Minister of Defence
– Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Confederation of Metal and Electrical Employers (CEEMET)

Oliver Zander