Premal Desai (50) becomes Chairman of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG. Desai has been Chief Financial Officer of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG since 2015 and was previously Head of Strategy at thyssenkrupp AG.
Bernhard Osburg (50), currently responsible for sales management in the Steel segment, will join the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG as Chief Commercial Officer. In this function, he will be responsible for all sales and innovation activities in the steel business.
The future Steel Executive Board will thus consist of only four members. Aside from Desai and Osburg, the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG will continue to include Dr. Arnd Köfler, responsible for production, and Dr. Sabine Maaßen, responsible for personnel and social policy. The responsibilities of the smaller Management Board will be realigned. In the future, Premal Desai will take over the strategy and planning function as well as the financial function and will lead the Management Board.