Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz
Chief Executive Officer
Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz has been the Chief Executive Officer of BayWa since July 2008. His responsibility includes: Corporate Audit, Corporate Environment, Health & Safety, Corporate Governance, Corporate HR, Corporate Legal & Compliance, Corporate M&A, Corporate Marketing, Corporate Risk, Corporate Strategy & Innovation, Corporate Sustainability, PR/Corporate Communications/Public Affairs, BayWa Foundation, Cefetra Group, Global Produce GmbH and Chairmanship of management and supervisory bodies of international shareholdings including BayWa r.e. AG
A native of Munich, Klaus Josef Lutz, studied law at the LMU in Munich. He began his career initially as a lawyer but soon assumed managerial positions in a number of different sectors which enabled him to gain extensive experience, above all in the restructuring and development of companies.
Among other positions, Lutz was General Manager of Digital Equipment GmbH, Chief Executive Officer of DITEC Informationstechnologie AG, General Manager of Burda Druck GmbH and Chief Executive Officer of i-center Beteiligungen AG. His last post before joining BayWa was as General Manager of Süddeutscher Verlag GmbH.
Lutz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of BayWa AG in July 2008. The company’s business activities are comprised under the core segments Agriculture, Energy (with a special focus on renewable energies) and Building Materials as well as the Innovation & Digitalisation Segment, focused on development.
In addition, Klaus Josef Lutz is on the supervisory boards of a number of listed and private companies, including Giesecke+Devrient GmbH, Munich/Germany (Chairman), Euro Pool System International, Rijswijk/Netherlands (Chairman), WHG mbH, Klagenfurt/Austria (Chairman) and RWA AG, Vienna/ Austria (Member of the Supervisory Board).
In 2013, Lutz was appointed as an honorary professor of Managerial Economics of Co-operative Societies at the Technische Universität München. Since 2017, he has been Vice President of the Deutscher Raiffeisenverband e.V. (German Raiffeisen Association) and, since June 30, 2021, President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria, as well as President of the Association of Bavarian Chambers of Industry and Commerce (BIHK).