About Rolls-Royce Power Systems

Pioneering the Power that matters

The Business Unit Power Systems of Rolls-Royce provides world-class power solutions and complete life-cycle support under our product and solution brand MTU. Through digitalization and electrification, we strive to develop drive and power generation solutions that are even cleaner and smarter and thus provide answers to the challenges posed by the rapidly growing societal demands for energy and mobility. The Business Unit Power Systems of Rolls-Royce is headquartered in Friedrichshafen.

Board of Management Business Unit Power Systems

Andreas Schell

Since January 2017 Andreas Schell serves as President of the business unit Power Systems, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the subsidiary
MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH/Germany. He is also a member of the Executive Team of Rolls-Royce plc. Embracing change in a global business environment that is constantly changing is absolutely essential in his view, if companies wish to remain competitive. He draws on the experience he has gained with complex change and integration processes at international engineering companies and advocates fast clear decisions. High technology at the limit of the feasible is the common strive of his professional career.

Before joining Rolls-Royce, Schell was responsible for the digital strategy of the US based technology group United Technologies Corporation (UTC), for which he had previously held various roles. He previously gained international management experience at Aerospace Powersystems, Hamilton Sundstrand and DaimlerChrysler. Born in 1969, the studied Mechanical Engineer (Clausthal University of Technology) and Master of Business Administration (Michigan State University) is a passionate triathlete.

Louise Öfverström

Since January, 1st 2020, Louise Öfverström is Chief Financial Officer of Power Systems, the Rolls-Royce business unit, and a member of the board with responsibility for finance of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. In a professional career spanning more than 20 years, she has accumulated considerable experience in finance, control, risk management and business restructuring. Louise Öfverström studied economic science, specialising in business finance, at Lund University, Sweden, and at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany, and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration.

Before joining Rolls-Royce, Louise Öfverström was head of Controlling, Accounting & Risk at Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG in Duisburg, Germany. Swedish-born and fluent in German and English, Öfverström previously held positions at Swiss chemical company Clariant and in several divisions of the MAN group, as well as at industrial gas group Linde and the professional services group KPMG.

Otto Preiss

Since 1 May 2020, Otto Preiss reinforces the Executive Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems as Chief Operating Officer.

In the course of a professional career spanning over 30 years at power and automation specialist ABB, the native Austrian has accumulated wide-ranging experience in various global leadership positions. Most recently he was Group Senior Vice President, acting in the role of Chief Operating Officer Digital, and prior to that headed up ABB's global Motors and Generators division. Other global ABB businesses for which Preiss has assumed responsibility include corporate R&D into Power Technologies and the Swiss Corporate Research Center. After graduating in electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Preiss went on to achieve a Master’s degree in computer science at the University of Colorado, following which he earned his doctorate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

Supervisory Board

The following members have been appointed to the Supervisory Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG:

  • Axel Arendt (Chairman),
  • Bernd Baader**,
  • Thomas Bittelmeyer* (Co-Chairman),
  • Andreas Bemerl*,
  • Simon Carlisle,
  • Fiona Dolan,
  • Sebastian Fay,
  • Mark Gregory,
  • Helene Sommer*,
  • Ben Story,
  • Dr. Robert Watson,
  • Achim Zinser*

* Employee representative        ** Executive employee representative

The operating numbers are listed in the “Power Systems” Segment in the annual report of Rolls-Royce.