Johannes Pfeffer studied physics at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. He began his professional career in 1994 with the IT and measurement specialist Hewlett Packard.
From 1999 to 2009, the physics graduate with an MBA degree from the Stuttgart Steinbeis Management School worked for automotive supplier Behr in a variety of executive positions.
From 2009 to 2017, Johannes Pfeffer was managing director of the U.S. automation specialist Belden and was responsible for the Automation and Control division.
From 2018, Pfeffer was spokesperson of the Board of Directors at ebm-papst St. Georgen and was responsible for the Drive Technology and Automotive divisions. He also took functional responsibility for Sales, Business Sector Development, Production and Development.
Since April 2020, Johannes Pfeffer has been Managing Director of the St. Georgen and Landshut divisions and has been responsible for Quality management and Marketing at the ebm-papst Group.