From the 1st of January 2023, Dr. Roland Gärber will take over the role of CEO. Karsten Wirth will serve as CFO. Sandro Barrach will join the new board as COO from the 1st of April 2023.
At the same time, as part of the decision to reorganise the Executive Board, it has been mutually agreed with Steen E. Hansen (64) to step down as Co-CEO by the end of 2022.
“We would like to thank Steen Hansen for his outstanding work during the last 12 years as CFO and Co-CEO of KAEFER. Amongst others, Steen Hansen played an important role not only during the critical COVID crisis, but also in successfully preparing the foundation for the changes we are executing now” says Moritz Koch, Chairman of KAEFER’s Administrative Board.
“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Steen Hansen for the excellent collaboration over the last years,” states Gärber and adds that “based on our LIFT25 strategy, KAEFER is now taking the next step to explore further growth and margin potential.” Dr. Roland Gärber, who initially joined KAEFER as COO in 2018 and became Co-CEO in 2019 will be supported by Karsten Wirth as CFO, who currently leads the Corporate Finance Department and started at KAEFER in 2015. New COO Sandro Barrach presently leads KAEFER’s successful subsidiary in Brazil and has been with the company for more than 20 years.
“Personally, I am very happy that two highly qualified KAEFER managers will join the Executive Board. I am convinced that this step will contribute towards the future success of KAEFER,” adds Dr. Roland Gärber.