Markus Miele, born in 1968, is together with Dr Reinhard Zinkann a fourth generation Executive Director and Co-Proprietor of the Miele Group. Miele is known as the world’s leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances with a turnover of EUR 4.1 bn and 20,100 employees. He has a degree in Business Administration and engineering and, before entering the family company in Gütersloh in 1999, worked for Hella, the vehicle parts manufacturer. He is Chairman of the Entrepreneurs‘ Association for the Gütersloh region, Vice President of the Eastern-Westphalian Chamber of Commerce in Bielefeld and member of the supervisory board with the Ergo group of insurance companies. Markus Miele is married and has two children.