Organization and management

    More than 20,000 employees worldwide at more than 80 locations are working together to build on the success of MANN+HUMMEL. Our company management supports them with its organizational experience, strong management and an international, comprehensive corporate strategy.

    Our managing directors are responsible for planning the global operations and leadership of the company. Learn more about the members of the company management, their organization and the content of their work.

    Kurk Wilks

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Kurk Wilks is President and CEO since January 2020 and manages the group together with Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Emese Weissenbacher and Chief Operating Officer Nic Zerbst. In addition to the business unit Original Equipment, which Kurk Wilks leads since 2019, the units Automotive Aftermarket, Life Sciences & Environment, General Counsel, Communications & Marketing and Internal Audit report to the President and CEO. Since 1998, the US citizen has held various positions at MANN+HUMMEL in North America. Kurk Wilks has a degree in Accounting and an MBA from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan.

    Emese Weissenbacher

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Emese Weissenbacher has been Chief Financial Officer since 2015 and Executive Vice President at MANN+HUMMEL since January 2020. The business studies graduate, who has been with the company since 1994, is responsible for the business units IT, Finance & Controlling, HR, Technology and Global Business and Technical Solutions. After different positions in Operations and Business Units Hungarian-born Emese Weissenbacher was previously Group Vice President Europe and was responsible for a total of seven plants and roughly 3,000 employees in Europe.

    Nic Zerbst

    Chief Operating Officer

    Nic Zerbst is Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Management Board. The business units Supply Chain & Purchasing, Operations, Quality, Real Estate Management and Global Production report to Nic Zerbst, who has worked for more than twenty years in the Automotive industry. Before joining MANN+HUMMEL in February 2019, he was Vice President Global Operations at Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG in Esslingen, Germany. Before that, he worked for Faurecia and Ford Motor Company in South Africa. Nic Zerbst has a diploma in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.