20.03.2020. The Personnel Committee of the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG has recommended the appointment of Martina Merz as Chief Executive Officer of thyssenkrupp AG for a three-year term effective 1 April 2020. Her delegation from the Supervisory Board will thus end. Merz will resign from the Supervisory Board accordingly.
The Personnel Committee also proposes that the Supervisory Board follows Johannes Dietsch’s request to resign from the Executive Board effective 31 March 2020. His successor as Chief Financial Officer will be Dr. Klaus Keysberg, who has already been a member of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG since 1 October 2019. Keysberg, who holds a PhD in business administration, will remain responsible for the Materials businesses in addition to his new role as CFO. Plant Technology will in future be the responsibility of Martina Merz.
Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG consists of three members
With these personnel changes the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG now consists of only three members. In addition to Martina Merz as Chief Executive Officer and Dr. Klaus Keysberg as Chief Financial Officer, Oliver Burkhard will continue in his role as Chief Human Resources Officer and Labor Director. The reduction in the size of the Executive Board adequately reflects the change in the company resulting from the sale of the Elevator business.