Chairman of the Managing Board
Area of responsibility: Strategy and Development, Communication & Investor Relations, Human Resources, Legal, Compliance, Internal Audit.
Member of the Managing Board since 2007; Chairman of the Managing Board since 2020; appointed until 31 January 2025
Place of birth: Munich, Germany
Date of birth: 26 December 1965
Marital status: married, four children
Dr. Dominik von Achten studied law and economics at the Universities of Freiburg and Munich. Following the Second State Exam, he worked at the Munich Higher Regional Court and the Traunstein Regional Court. In 1996, he earned a PhD in economic policy.
From 1996 to September 2007, Dr. Dominik von Achten worked for The Boston Consulting Group. During this time, he held various management roles, including two abroad – in New York and Helsinki. In his capacity as Responsible Partner & Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group, he headed the successful implementation of the “win” project at Heidelberg Materials. Dr. von Achten has been appointed Member of the Managing Board as of 1 October 2007 and was in charge of the United Kingdom and the Hanson integration until the end of 2008.
From January 2009 until March 2016, he was in charge of the North America Group area. Effective 1 February 2015, Dr. von Achten has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board. From April 2016 until January 2020, he was in charge of the Western and Southern Europe Group area and the worldwide coordination of the Competence Center Materials. As Chief Digital Officer, he was in charge of Digital Transformation and Digital Ventures from January 2017 until August 2021.
As of 1 February 2020, Dr. von Achten has been Chairman of the Managing Board of Heidelberg Materials. In the Managing Board, he has the direct responsibility for Strategy and Development, Communication & Investor Relations, Human Resources, Legal, Compliance and Internal Audit.