Since July 2020, Maik Risse has headed the Controlling Department of Deutsche Edelstahlwerke as Managing Director.
After studying chemistry and economics and social sciences at the University of Dortmund, he began his professional career in 2000 at Thyssen Krupp Nirosta GmbH. During his time at ThyssenKrupp he held various positions of increasing responsibility in finance, controlling, purchasing and IT in Germany and abroad, including at ThyssenKrupp Stainless in Calvert, Alabama. He then served as CFO at VDM Metals in Florham Park, New Jersey.
In 2016 he joined the Swiss Steel Group and worked as VP Controlling at Swiss Steel Holding AG in Lucerne and then as CFO at Steeltec AG in Emmenbrücke.