We are transforming the way metals and ferroalloys are bought and sold
Metalshub is one of the pioneers of digital transformation in the metal industry. It is a technology commodity company that provides a B2B digital marketplace for metals and ferroalloys to promote a more efficient and liquid physical market. It is fully impartial and independent with no conflicts of interest.
Become the leading platform for the global metals and ferroalloys community
Make the ferroalloy and specialty metals market more efficient
Founded in 2016, and based in Düsseldorf, Germany, Metalshub operates globally. The team consists of experienced and professional software developers, business development managers, and marketing experts from over 10 nationalities with extensive experience in physical metals trading and logistics. Trading on the marketplace started in Dec 2017.
- Dr. Sebastian KreftManaging Director and Co-Founder
Senior Commercial Manager with more than 10 years of experience in the metals industry. Previous roles include Head of Nickel Sales at Anglo American and Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group. Sebastian holds a business degree and Ph.D. from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. Sebastian is married and has a son and a daughter. He is originally from Beckum (Münsterland), a big tennis fan and enjoys spicy food, especially Mexican and Sichuan.
- Dr. Frank JackelManaging Director and Co-Founder
Senior Ferroalloys Marketing Executive with previous roles as Head of Marketing & Sales at China Moly, Head of Ferroalloys Sales at Anglo American and Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Frank holds a Dipl.-Ing. and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from RWTH Aachen University. Frank is married and has three daughters, loves triathlon and tennis, fancies road bikes and supports Schalke 04.
- Tristan FischerCTO
IT expert with more than 10 years of experience. Tristan previously worked as Backend-Engineer, Head of QA and was the Co-Founder and CTO of readfy, an ebook market startup. He also has a strong background in IT security and believes in clean and simple solutions. Tristan is married and has one daughter. He likes physics, rockets, movies and loves to go skiing.
- Dr. Niklas FriederichsenCPO
Product expert and entrepreneurial mind. As Chief Product Officer, he leads the product, customer success and support teams with the goal to drive Metalshub's customers towards success. Niklas holds a Ph.D from RWTH Aachen University and is a McKinsey Metals and Mining Alumnus. He strongly believes that digital metal supply-chains can contribute to a more sustainable and responsible future. Niklas is married, has two daughters, loves cycling and all kinds of water sports.
- Verena KnottHead of HR & Talent
HR and communication expert with journalistic background. Since her master degree in Business Psychology, Verena worked in HR for several IT companies and has a favour for startup environments and entrepreneurial spirit. She is passionate about enabling talents to develop their full potential and loves to see culture and innovation grow. Verena is married and loves to travel the world in order to explore its beauty and different cultures.
- Tobias SiegmundFrontend Developer
- Fabián RíosFull-Stack Developer
- Natalia CordobaBusiness Dev. Spain & LatAm
- Nadine KleinowskiOffice Manager KYC & Onboarding
- Binghui XingBusiness Dev. China
- Alex AndreevBusiness Dev. CIS & EE
- Stacia SladkovFinance Manager
- Franz DornbachBusiness Dev. France, Belgium & DACH
- Baldeep ChandhokeBusiness Dev. UK
- Daniel Paas Business Dev. DACH
- Victor EnriquezFrontend Developer
- Robin KüsterBackend Developer
- Julien DedekBackend Developer
- Amen StewartUI/UX Designer
- Oskar StepienBusiness Dev. Poland & Italy
- Silviya KyulyumovaFrontend Developer
- Yongmei YanRegional Sales Director Asia
- Sayalee ShendeProduct Manager
- Philip Hölzer Project Manager Trade Services
- Gaurav PathakOperations Manager
- Angie Boeddecker-TanGrowth Marketing Manager
- Délia von CroÿBusiness Dev. France
- Edyta PawlikiewiczBusiness Dev. Poland
- Sara Schwabe-WernerHR & Talent Manager
Our Advisory Board
- Dr. Ralf KösterFormer CEO of BARTEC, "Entrepreneur of the Year 2015" for Excellence in the German SME sector
"Metalshub has the unique potential to transform the worldwide metals trading industry and create value for the benefit of its customers."
- Pawel ChudzinskiCo-Founder & Managing Partner of Point Nine Capital
"Digital marketplaces have revolutionised multiple industries already - metals are next, and the Metalshub team will make it happen."
- Eduardo D. FerreiraRepresentative of Chromo Invest
"Metalshub brought up a triple-win game for industrial metals trading: A broader market for producers, better sourcing for consumers, higher productivity for traders."
- Fabian KröherSenior Partner of Singular
"Metalshub is the first digital contender to combine both, technology and deep industry experience and thus has true potential to really reshape the market. It's already started"
- Dr. Christoph BraunFounding Partner of Acton Capital Partners
"The team has already done an outstanding job in building momentum for the transformation of a still largely offline market. Now, Metalshub is well positioned to build a fully-fledged digital ecosystem for the whole industry.”