Martin Söffge trained to become an assistant tax accountant after his “Abitur” (high school leaving diploma) and subsequently studied business administration at the University of Cologne. After taking his exams, he joined the accountancy firm KPMG Peat Marwick Treuhand GmbH, Düsseldorf. During this time, Martin Söffge qualified as a tax consultant and auditor and it was in this capacity that he gained initial experience with TRIMET, a long-term client of the consultancy firm.
In 1993 Martin Söffge moved from KPMG to the REWE Group where he was initially responsible for corporate controlling. In 1999 he became commercial manager of the REWE subsidiary toom BauMarkt, which has around 14,000 employees and recently posted a turnover of €1.8 billion. Parallel to this, he was responsible for various reorganization projects for REWE and, in mid-2008, also took on the role of commercial manager of REWE Unterhaltungselektronik GmbH.
Martin Söffge was appointed to the TRIMET Aluminium SE executive board on December 1, 2009 – he is responsible for the finance department.