The Company

The company

Tank & Rast, a modern service provider on the autobahn


[Translate to English:] Peter Markus Löw, CRO Tank & Rast

Peter Markus Löw, CEO

  • Since 2021 CEO
  • 2017-2020 Deputy CEO
  • 2005-2008 Chief Representative of Autobahn Tank & Rast
  • 2001-2005 Director of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs of Autobahn Tank & Rast
  • 1999-2001 Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing, Berlin: Head of Communication and Member of the Management Staff of the Federal Minister; previously: Personal Assistant to the Federal Minister
  • 1997-1999 State Chancellery of the Saarland, Parliament of the Saarland
  • Previously studied German language and literature and political science in Saarbrücken, Berlin and Dublin


Other activities:

  • Pro Mobilität - Initiative für Verkehrsinfrastruktur e.V., Vice-President
  • Managerkreis of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Member of the Steering Committee
  • Saarland Ambassador
Lutz Scharpe, CFO bei Tank & Rast

Lutz Scharpe, CFO

  • since 01.10.2020 Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Autobahn Tank & Rast
  • 2015-2020 Vapiano SE: CFO
  • 2003-2015 Deutsche Lufthansa AG: Various management positions (most recently CFO Europe of LSG Sky Chefs in London)
  • 2000-2003 IR.on AG: Vounder and member of the board
  • 1998-2000 Mannesmann AG: Manager Corporate Finance
  • 1994-1997 Commerzbank AG: Trainee Programm
  • Vocational training as a banker and study of business administration at the University of Bayreuth and Johannesburg


Dr. Karl-H. Rolfes, CEO Tank & Rast

Dr. Karl-H. Rolfes

  • since 2021 Chairman
  • 2001-2020 CEO
  • 1998-2000 Elf France (TotalFinaElf), Paris: Director for motorway operations as well as large petrol stations
  • 1991-1998 Elf Germany, Düsseldorf and Berlin: last position: Director of the Retail and Restaurant Division; before that: Head of staff departments (legal, strategy, internal audit, etc.)
  • 1986-1990 Assistant and expert in the field of energy economics, University of Münster
  • Before that, studies in Münster and Lausanne, state law examinations, doctorate in European business law, Ecole Supérieur des Cadres (Elf Paris)