Hans-J├╝rgen Matern

Hans-Jürgen Matern is Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at the global retailer, METRO GROUP.

Between 1981 and 1989 he held the position of Head of Research & Development / Quality Management in the German Food Industry before joining METRO Germany in 1990. At METRO he was responsible for the development of Quality Management into an international department within the business, covering the whole food and non-food business and assuring fulfillment of legal and company requirements in the stores. In 2011 he took over the position as Head of Corporate Responsibility for the whole of METRO GROUP and has represented the company at the World Economic Forum and The Consumer Goods Forum where he chaired the Global Food Safety Initiative between 2010 and 2012.

Since 2014 Mr. Matern has focused on special Projects as Vice President for Corporate Responsible Projects at METRO.