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.

  • 2027Products created
  • 1467Listings created
  • 632Companies
  • 2745Negotiations

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 December 2017.


Our vision

Become the leading platform for the global metals and ferroalloys community

Our mission

Make the ferroalloy and specialty metals market more efficient

  • Dr. Frank Jackel-0
    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.

  • Dr. Sebastian Kreft-1
    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.

  • Tristan Fischer-2
    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 Friederichsen-3
    Dr. Niklas FriederichsenCOO
  • Oliver Dörr-4
    Oliver DörrFrontend Developer
  • Fabián Ríos-5
    Fabián RíosFull-Stack Developer
  • Florian Braun-6
    Florian BraunBackend Developer
  • Natalia Cordoba-7
    Natalia CordobaBusiness Dev. Spain & LatAm
  • Nadine Kleinowski-8
    Nadine KleinowskiOffice Manager KYC & Onboarding
  • Binghui Xing-9
    Binghui XingBusiness Dev. China
  • Samuel Olmos-10
    Samuel OlmosBusiness Dev. Spain & LatAm
  • Alex Andreev-11
    Alex AndreevBusiness Dev. CIS & EE
  • Stacia Sladkov-12
    Stacia SladkovFinance Manager
  • Franz Dornbach-13
    Franz DornbachBusiness Dev. France, Belgium & DACH
  • Sallustio Fusco-14
    Sallustio FuscoBusiness Dev. Italy
  • Daniel Paas-15
    Daniel PaasBusiness Dev. DACH
  • Victor Enriquez-16
    Victor EnriquezFrontend Developer
  • Robin Küster-17
    Robin KüsterBackend Developer
  • Verena Knott-18
    Verena KnottHead of HR & Talent
  • Sara Almeida-19
    Sara AlmeidaBusiness Dev. Intern
  • Fiona Yu-20
    Fiona YuMarketing & Business Dev. Intern
  • Tim-Oliver Latta-21
    Tim-Oliver LattaKYC & Onboarding

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Advisory board

  • Dr. Ralf Köster-0

    "Metalshub has the unique potential to transform the worldwide metals trading industry and create value for the benefit of its customers."

    Dr. Ralf Köster

    Former CEO of

    BARTEC Group

    and "Entrepreneur of the Year 2015" for Excellence in the German SME sector

  • Pawel Chudzinski-1

    "Digital marketplaces have revolutionised multiple industries already - metals are next, and the Metalshub team will make it happen."

    Pawel Chudzinski

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner of

    Point Nine Capital
  • Eduardo D. Ferreira-2

    "Metalshub brought up a triple-win game for industrial metals trading: A broader market for producers, better sourcing for consumers, higher productivity for traders."

    Eduardo D. Ferreira

    Representative of

    Chromo Invest
  • Fabian Kröher-3

    "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"

    Fabian Kröher

    Senior Partner of


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  • Stacia Sladkov-0

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

    Stacia SladkovFinance Manager
  • Alex Andreev-1

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

    Alex AndreevBusiness Dev. CIS & EE
  • Franz Dornbach-2

    "It's the perfect combination of working at a start-up with young and dynamic colleagues but also with experts"

    Franz DornbachBusiness Dev. France, Belgium & DACH
  • Natalia Cordoba-3

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

    Natalia CordobaBusiness Dev. Spain & LatAm