ZIM’s management board, chaired by our Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the group’s strategy and policies set by the board, and for creating the framework for the day-to-day operation of the group’s operating subsidiaries.

Chief Executive


Sven Achilles was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a director of the company with effect from 1st August 2021. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of an aircraft interiors manufacturer in Europe, and previously worked in the aircraft seating industry in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Finance and Transformation


Stephan Leibold was appointed Chief Financial Officer in December 2020. He was previously finance director of a German industrial company. Prior to that, Stephan held several different finance and treasury roles in European industrial companies and worked in a top-tier auditing company.