André Christl studied Business Administration at the University of Cologne. He later gained broad experience in senior management with a focus on Finance and Treasury in companies in the automotive supply and pharmaceutical industries. He joined Heraeus in 2009, heading Group Finance. He managed the Trading Division starting in 2011 and headed the Global Business Unit Heraeus Metal Management from 2015 on. In April 2017, André Christl took over as President of the Global Business Unit Heraeus Precious Metals.
He is married and has one child.