At its meeting today the Supervisory Board of ThyssenKrupp AG extended the contracts of Chief Financial Officer Guido Kerkhoff (48) and Chief Human Resources Officer Oliver Burkhard (43). Guido Kerkhoff has been a member of the Executive Board of the Essen-based industrial and technology group since April 2011, and Oliver Burkhard since February 2013. The contracts were each extended for five years to September 2021 (Kerkhoff) and January 2021 (Burkhard).
“The Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp has stabilized the Group financially in the past few years and laid the groundwork for a sustainable future with a comprehensive change process. The company is on track to become a strong and integrated industrial group that is sustainably profitable. With the contract extensions for Heinrich Hiesinger’s management team we now have a stable basis to continue the successful transformation of the Group,” says Supervisory Board Chairman Professor Ulrich Lehner.
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 2013/2014 ThyssenKrupp generated sales of around €41 billion.
With our engineering expertise in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials 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 follow the development trends on the global sales markets, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.