Rolf Wetzel was born in Ratingen, Germany, in 1967. After training as a banker, he studied at the European School of Management in Germany, England, Spain, and France, earning a degree in business administration. He has held various leadership positions, including Chief Financial Officer at a subsidiary of the specialty chemicals group Lanxess AG.
In 2011, Rolf Wetzel joined the Heraeus Group as Head of Corporate Controlling, M&A, and Strategy at Heraeus Holding GmbH. He became a member of the Heraeus Executive Committee and Head of Finance in 2013.
Rolf Wetzel joined the Board of Management of Heraeus Holding GmbH on July 1st, 2014.
He is married and has four children.