KAEFER’s Executive Board

KAEFER SE & Co. KG’s Ex­ec­ut­ive Board is the KAEFER Group’s highest ex­ec­ut­ive body. Its mem­bers are Dr. Ro­land Gärber (CEO) and Karsten Wirth (CFO). The mem­bers of the Ex­ec­ut­ive Board are ap­poin­ted by and re­port dir­ec­tly to the Ad­min­is­trat­ive Board.

The Ex­ec­ut­ive Board has over­rid­ing re­spons­ib­il­ity for group man­age­ment and the su­per­vi­sion of day-to-day man­age­ment and op­er­a­tions. It fo­cuses on stra­tegic de­vel­op­ment, the im­ple­ment­a­tion of stand­ards and sys­tems, as well as the pro­mo­tion of re­gional activ­it­ies.

Dr. Ro­land Gärber

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Dr. Ro­land Gärber is CEO and mem­ber of the Ex­ec­ut­ive Board of KAEFER SE & Co. KG and as­sumed this po­s­i­tion on 1 Janu­ary 2023. He ini­tially joined KAEFER as COO in 2018 and be­came Co-CEO in 2019.

He is re­spons­ible for the stra­tegic and op­er­a­tional man­age­ment of the com­pany as well as the Com­pli­ance, Hu­man Re­sources, Communication, Strategy & ESG, In­nov­a­tion & Tech­nical Ex­cel­lence, Op­er­a­tion Ex­cel­lence and Sup­ply Man­age­ment de­part­ments at the Headquar­ters. The Man­aging Dir­ect­ors of our world­wide op­er­a­tions re­port dir­ectly to the CEO.

Karsten Wirth

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Karsten Wirth is CFO and mem­ber of the Ex­ec­ut­ive Board of KAEFER SE & Co. KG and took this role on 1 Janu­ary 2023. He joined KAEFER in 2015 and has been Head of Cor­por­ate Fin­ance & Con­trolling since 2019.

He is re­spons­ible for fin­an­cial af­fairs within the KAEFER Group as well as for har­mon­ising and stand­ard­ising back-of­fice func­tions. The cor­por­ate heads of the Audit, Fin­ance & Con­trolling, IT and Legal & In­sur­ance de­part­ments re­port to the CFO.

KAEFER’s Administrative Board

The KAEFER Group’s Ad­min­is­trat­ive Board con­sists of eight in­de­pend­ent, non-ex­ec­ut­ive mem­bers who meet at least four times a year.

The core func­tions of the Ad­min­is­trat­ive Board in­clude the su­per­vi­sion and con­trol of the ex­ec­ut­ive man­age­ment, ap­point­ments to the Ex­ec­ut­ive Board, and ap­proval of busi­ness plan­ning.