Stefan Dräger

CEO, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

Stefan Dräger was born on March 18, 1963, in Lübeck, Germany. He has been the Chairman of the Executive Board of Drägerwerk Verwaltungs AG since July 2005 and represents the fifth generation within the family company.

He assumed his first role in the company in 1992 and has occupied various positions since. In the US, he developed the sale of gas monitoring systems, in Lübeck he assumed the responsibility for global gas monitoring systems product management, and later he became head of the Critical Care business unit, from where he changed to the Executive Board. He started his career as a consultant engineer for Fichtner, a company from Stuttgart, after taking a combined study program at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart and graduating as an engineer. During his time at university, Stefan Dräger worked at Hewlett Packard in Böblingen. He has been using a heat pump with soil sensors for over 30 years and has been driving an electric car for more than 20. Utilizing innovation is a long-standing tradition in the Dräger family.

Stefan Dräger is married with three children. His primary goal is to grow the company and create even greater added value, keeping in mind that one day in the future he will pass it over to his successor.