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Mr Johannes Dietsch appointed as CFO of thyssenkrupp

Steel News - Published on Mon, 17 Dec 2018

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The Personnel Committee of thyssenkrupp AG’s Supervisory Board will propose to the Supervisory Board the appointment of Johannes Dietsch (56) as Chief Financial Officer of thyssenkrupp AG. The former Bayer board member is to be given a three-year contract and will take up office in February 2019. Until his departure in May 2018 Johannes Dietsch was CFO of Bayer AG. Prior to that the Rhineland-born father of three spent many years in management positions for the company as a recognized financial expert, successfully overseeing numerous major capital market transactions including the IPOs of Lanxess and Covestro.

As CFO, Mr Dietsch will be responsible for financial functions such as controlling, accounting, finance and taxes as well as for IT, purchasing and Global Shared Services. With the Executive Board now complete, Guido Kerkhoff will assume responsibility for internal auditing in addition to the investor relations, M&A, communications and strategy functions.

The position of CFO of thyssenkrupp AG had been held since 2011 by Guido Kerkhoff (51), who was appointed CEO in the summer. In September 2018 thyssenkrupp therefore announced its intention to appoint a new CFO to add to the three-man Board going forward.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Mon, 17 Dec 2018
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