Alexander Groba, Director Foreign Trade

In 2017 Alexander Groba joined MTU Aero Engines, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer, as Head of Customs, Export Control and Foreign Trade. Being an established global player in the industry, MTU is engaged in the development, manufacture, marketing and support of commercial and military aircraft engines in all thrust and power categories and industrial gas turbines.

Prior to his engagement at MTU, Alexander was Airbus Group’s Coordinator for U.S. Export Control, driving the company through the U.S. export control reform, and also headed the Centre of Competence Tools & Training. Before being selected to support the corporate team in 2010, he served as Head of Customs and Export Control of Tesat-Spacecom, Europe’s largest equipment supplier in the field of satellite communications. Until 2007, he worked within the Central Export Administration of EADS, providing guidance to the German subsidiaries.

Furthermore, being a regular speaker on conferences around the World, e.g. in Ankara, London, Washington or Paris, Alexander works as a consultant and lecturer, is co-author of the German textbook “Praxis der US-(Re-)Exportkontrolle” (3rd edition, 2015) and published various articles in the field of trade compliance.

He graduated with a diploma from Brunswick European Law School and holds an MBA from Steinbeis University Berlin.