Dr. Nazikkol has been working for thyssenkrupp since 1996. In 2010, he joined thyssenkrupp Elevator as Vice President to develop and implement initiatives to improve the global Service Business. In 2013, he became CEO of thyssenkrupp Turkey, and remained in this position until 2015, when he was appointed as CEO Middle East & Africa (MEA) Regional Headquarters. Since April 2017, he combined his position as MEA Regional Headquarters CEO with the position of CEO for Middle East and Turkey at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. In 2020, Dr. Nazikkol was appointed CEO for the Regional Platform Asia, Pacific & Africa. In addition to this role he became Chief Transformation Officer in August 2023, to lead the group’s global performance program “APEX”. In October 2023 he also became Chief Strategy Officer at thyssenkrupp’s new segment Decarbon Technologies.

He holds a Diploma and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Münster in Germany and an Executive Master in Business Administration from the Hogeschool Zeeland in the Netherlands.

Dr. Cetin Nazikkol

CEO Regional Platform Asia Pacific Africa and Member of the Executive Board Decarbon Technologies, thyssenkrupp