Hans-Peter Gai

Hans-Peter Gai, member of the executive board of Südzucker AG

Chief Operating Officer (COO) 
Initial appointment: 1 November 2022
Term ends: 31 October 2025


Technical & Operations Excellence
Research, Development & Innovation
Digitalisation & IT
Sustainability, Environment & Health and Safety
Quality Management
Corporate Development
Special products (Freiberger, PortionPack Group)


Born in 1966, studied mechanical engineering focusing on production technology at the University of Karlsruhe (TH). More than 25 years of professional experience in the areas of food production, supply chain, technology and product development as well as transformation as part of his work for companies such as Unilever, Theo Müller and Danone.