The Personnel Committee of the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG recommended the appointment of Martina Merz as Chief Executive Officer of thyssenkrupp AG for a three-year term effective April 1, 2020.
The Personnel Committee also proposes that the Supervisory Board follows Johannes Dietsch’s request to resign from the Executive Board effective March 31, 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. Keysberg will remain responsible for the Materials businesses in addition to his new role as Chief Financial Officer. Plant Technology will in future be the responsibility of Martina Merz.
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.