Marita Erler

Chief People Officer


to the Executive Committee in April 2024.


Graduated in Business Administration from the University of Economics and Business in Vienna.

Skills and experience

Marita has extensive experience in the HR field and a strong strategic and operational business focus, having held senior HR roles in a complex, multinational environment for more than 20 years.

Marita started her career as a consultant focusing on change management and structural and process improvements across a range of industries. She went on to join Jenbacher AG in 2002 as Organisation and Talent Development Leader, before being appointed HR Integration Leader when Jenbacher AG was taken over by General Electric (GE) in 2003.

Since 2003, Marita has held various senior HR roles at GE, including Global HR Director for GE Jenbacher, which subsequently became GE Gas Engines, and Vice President HR Europe, GE Energy Management. In 2015, Marita was appointed Vice President HR, Steam Power Systems Rotating Equipment and Product Management, and then Executive Vice President HR, Steam Power in 2017, leading a global HR organisation with teams in Europe, the Middle East, India, China, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Marita held this role until joining Mondi as Chief People Officer in April 2024.

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