Management

ATH promotes a distinctive culture of innovation, thereby ensuring its operating companies retain the necessary technological edge.

Management

The Managing Directors of the ATH Group are Dr Tarik Vardag (left) and Markus Schröder.

Tarik Vardag studied physics at the University of Regensburg and the University of Colorado, USA. He has been Managing Director of the ATH Group since November 2010. He has more than 30 years of operational experience in management positions with a focus on sales, project management and general management which he gained working for international companies in the mechanical engineering and plant engineering sector. Tarik Vardag is a Board Member of VDMA Nord and Industrieverband Hamburg (IVH) and on the advisory board of Schotstek, a scholarship programme that supports high potentials with a migration background.

After completing a banking apprenticeship, Markus Schröder studied business administration in Hamburg, specialising in auditing, trusteeship and taxation. After graduation, he gained valuable experience in auditing and tax consulting with assignments at various national and international companies of different sizes and in diverse sectors. During this time, he also passed the tax advisor examination. From 2011 onwards, Mr Schröder held management positions with international companies, focusing on business administration and general management.