About Us

We are transforming the way metals and ferroalloys are bought and sold



Metalshub is a pioneer of the digital revolution in the world of metals trading. 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 interests.

Our vision

Become the leading platform for the global metals and ferroalloys community




Our mission

Make the ferroalloy and specialty metals market more efficient


Our team

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 FriederichsenCOO

    Product management expert and entrepreneurial mind. Niklas previously founded Mapudo, a marketplace for the metals distribution industry where he run the sales, product management and database operations. Niklas holds a Ph.D from RWTH Aachen University and is a McKinsey Metals and Mining alumnus. He strongly believes in the platformization of B2B value chains and the advantage of digital processes. Niklas is married, has one daughter, loves cycling and all kinds of watersports.

  • 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.

  • Oliver GausmannHead of Sales

    Senior Business Development and Price Reporting Manager with more than 10 years of experience in developing and growing B2B platforms in the raw-materials industry. Before joining MetalsHub Oliver was Vice President of Technology & Innovation at S&P Global Platts and founding partner of Minerals Value Service GmbH, a successful Value-in-Use Pricing company. Oliver holds a Ph.D. in Business & Technology. He has two daughters and is a passionate private pilot who loves sport of all kind.

  • 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
  • Silviya KyulyumovaFrontend Developer
  • Roberto Al MuktashBusiness Dev. Italy
  • Yongmei YanBusiness Dev. China
  • Sayalee ShendeProduct Manager
  • Philip Hölzer Project Manager Trade Services
  • Gaurav PathakOperations
  • Angie Boeddecker-TanGrowth Marketing Manager
  • Délia von CroÿBusiness Dev. France
  • Edyta PawlikiewiczBusiness Dev. Poland
  • Florian WegmannBusiness Dev. DACH
  • Jakob RombergMarketing
  • Sara Schwabe-WernerHR & Talent

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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 Action Capital Partners

    Investing in digital pioneers since 1999. Finding and investing in exceptional entrepreneurs, ideas and companies. Supporting them in building great companies for the long run. All the way. Having fun while doing it.

Testimonials

Stacia Sladkov

Finance Manager

Metalshub

"It's great to be part of a company where people value you."

Alex Andreev

Business Dev. CIS & EE

Metalshub

"A very professional team from whom you can learn a lot, not only about the industry but also about their cultures"

Natalia Cordoba

Business Dev. Spain & LatAm

Metalshub

"Metalshub is about constant learning, entrepreneurial passion, and horizontal workflow"