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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Metalshub has the unique potential to transform the worldwide metals trading industry and create value for the benefit of its customers."
"Digital marketplaces have revolutionised multiple industries already - metals are next, and the Metalshub team will make it happen."
"Metalshub brought up a triple-win game for industrial metals trading: A broader market for producers, better sourcing for consumers, higher productivity for traders."
"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"
"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.”