Dr. Ralf Droste heads the Heraeus Emerging Businesses Global Business Unit with Dr. Gerold Kerkhoff.
He joined Heraeus in 1999 and led the former Thick Film product area, which later developed into the Thick Film Materials Division. Since 2013, he has been head of the Electronic Materials Division (ELD) in Heraeus Precious Metals (HPM). Ralf Droste has worked previously in senior management positions with a focus on strategy and marketing of fine chemicals for the electronics industry at the global chemical company Bayer.
He studied chemistry at the Free University of Berlin, where he also earned a doctorate.
Ralf Droste is in a committed relationship and has four children.