Dr. Sabine Maaßen has stepped down as member of the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG for personal reasons with immediate effect. Dr. Maaßen joined the thyssenkrupp Supervisory Board as representative of the IG Metall trade union in 2011; in January 2014 she was elected Vice Chairwoman.
She will be succeeded as IG Metall representative by Tanja Jacquemin. The court appointment is to be made shortly. Ms. Jacquemin is head of the Company Policy and Codetermination Department at IG Metall.
“We thank Dr. Maaßen for her good and trusting cooperation on the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG over the past five years and wish her all the very best for the future,” said Supervisory Board Chairman Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lehner.
A proposal will be made to the Supervisory Board to elect Markus Grolms (member since 2009) as the new Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2014/2015 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €43 billion.
Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.