Trust in experience

GRENKE Ireland and the GRENKE Group.


From vision to reality

In 1978, Wolfgang Grenke identified an opportunity in leasing office IT and communications equipment to small and medium businesses and founded GRENKE as a sole trader in Baden-Baden, Germany. He began a business success story which continued to add new chapters and growth.


Today, the GRENKE Group is a listed SDAX company with international branches in 31 countries. However, our philosophy still stays the same – we offer personal, fast and efficient leasing and finance advice and assistance.


Board of Directors

GRENKE stands for responsible governance. Find out more about our Board of Directors and its responsibilities.

Antje Leminsky

Chair of the Board of Directors of GRENKE AG 


As per 1 August 2012, Antje Leminsky joined GRENKE AG as Representative of the Board and one year later, assumed the position on the Board of Directors for IT, an area of strategic importance for the GRENKE Group. Since 1 March 2018 she has been the Chair of GRENKE AG. In addition to her former responsibilities for IT and Personnel Strategy, she will also now be responsible for Group Strategy, Risk Controlling and the Credit Center.

Gilles Christ

Member of the Board of Directors of GRENKE AG 


In 1998, Gilles Christ moved to GRENKE AG, where he prepared and implemented the market entry in France. From 1999 to 2007, he managed the French subsidiary and took on responsibility for the international business of other subsidiaries. In 2007 Gilles Christ became a deputy member of the Board of Directors with responsibility for all international business subsidiaries. Since May 2010, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of GRENKE AG. Gilles Christ is responsible for Marketing, Sales, and the Franchise System.

Sebastian Hirsch

Member of the Board of Directors of GRENKE AG 



Sebastian Hirsch started his career in 2004 at GRENKE AG, where he was involved in the consolidated Group's refinancing activities. From 2006 to 2009, he received a Master of Arts in banking and finance and was responsible for the Controlling area and the preparation of the financial statements. In 2009, Mr Hirsch moved to GRENKE BANK AG as its Authorised Representative and from 2011 was also a member of the Board of Directors. Mr Hirsch rejoined GRENKE AG in 2013 and was appointed as a member of GRENKE AG's Board of Directors from 1 January, 2017. He is responsible for controlling, M&A, treasury, legal, tax and investor relations.

Mark Kindermann

Member of the Board of Directors of GRENKE AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of GRENKE SERVICE AG


Mark Kindermann began his career at GRENKELEASING KG in 1990 as assistant to the management. From 1994 to 2000, he established one of GRENKE's first locations in Munich. When GRENKE AG went public in 2000, he moved to the Board of Directors as CFO. Mr Kindermann has successfully managed a number of major projects in the company's development. Since 2006, Mr Kindermann has been responsible for the Group areas of Administration, ICS (Internal Control Systems), Human Resources, Accounting, Quality Management, Internal Services, Disposal and Property and Facility Management. Mr Kindermann is a member of the Supervisory Board of GRENKE BANK AG.