Prof. Dr. Dieter Truxius


  • Professional experience

    01/2008 - 12/2013 Management Board Member and CFO at the logistics group DACHSER SE & Co. KG, Kempten, Germany; Retirement on December 31, 2013
    01/2000 - 12/2007 Management Board Member and CFO at the precious metal and technology group Heraeus Holding GmbH, Hanau, Germany
    04/1995 - 12/1999 Finance Director at Heraeus Holding GmbH
    07/1990 - 03/1995 Finance Director at the plastics and acrylate chemistry company Röhm GmbH (now part of Evonik Industries AG; Darmstadt, Germany
    01/1981 - 06/1990 Hüls AG (now part of Evonik Industries AG), Marl, Germany; 07/1986 – 06/1990 Head of Controlling, Organic Chemicals Division; 01/1984 – 06/1986 Department Head of Business Administration in the Finance and Accounting Division; 01/1982 – 12/1983 Head of IT projects for the reorganization of the entire finance and accounting system (project scope of 50 years); 01/1981 – 12/1981 Junior Controller in the International Group Controlling Department
  • Educational experience

    06/1980 Graduated with a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. oec.) in the field of field of Investment and Finance Theory
    06/1976 - 12/1980 Doctoral student and academic assistant for Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Dieter Schnei-der at the Chair of Company Taxation and Audit, Ruhr University Bochum
    10/1971 - 05/1976 Economics studies at Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Current activities, mandates, and positions

    • Dean of the University of Mannheim, Business School (since 2016)
    • Honorary Professor at the University of Mannheim, teaching in the area of controlling (seit 2003)
    • Supervisory Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Heberger GmbH
    • Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors for the German Accounting Standards Committee e.V. (DRSC)
    • Board Member of the Initiative Accounting in Family Companies (VMEBF)
  • Publications

    • Integriertes Controlling 1: Planung und Budgetierung, 2. Aufl., Gelnhausen 2017.
    • Integriertes Controlling 2: Reporting und Performancesteuerung, Gelnhausen 2017.
    • Kündbare Eigenkapitalinstrumente, in: Reuther, F./Heyd, R./Fink, C (Hrsg.): Praxishandbuch Full IFR für Familienunternehmen und Mittelstand, Berlin 2011, S. 393 – 407.
    • Further publications in the fields of accounting and controlling.

Contact information

Prof. Dieter Truxius

Prof. Dieter Truxius

University of Mannheim
Dean's Office Business School
L 5, 5 – Room 002
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1470
E-mail: deansoffice(at)
Consultation hour(s):
on appointment with Ms. Winkler (secretary)
Priska Winkler

Priska Winkler

Secretary of the Dean
University of Mannheim
Dean's Office Business School
L 5, 5 – Room 003
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1470
E-mail: priska.winkler(at)