thyssenkrupp: Martin Hölz new Chief Information Officer


Dr. Martin Hölz takes over as head of the corporate function Group Processes & Information Technology (GPI) at thyssenkrupp on July 1, 2016. He will also assume the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the thyssenkrupp Group.

GPI is responsible for implementing Groupwide standards and optimizing and harmonizing business processes and the IT infrastructure. This includes the two major corporate programs daproh (data and process harmonization) and unite (IT infrastructure consolidation), which in the future will be managed from a single source. In collaboration with the business areas GPI is also driving the digitization of thyssenkrupp.

Martin Hölz (47) is a business IT specialist and joined thyssenkrupp in February 2014. Previous positions included senior partner at audit and consulting company Deloitte and various management functions at Daimler and Volkswagen/Audi.

thyssenkrupp created the corporate function at the end of last year, since when it has been headed jointly by Martin Hölz and Klaus Hardy Mühleck. Klaus Hardy Mühleck has left the Group at his own request. He is to take up a managerial role with the Ministry of Defense, subject to agreement of the relevant bodies.

“We would like to thank Klaus Hardy Mühleck for his valuable efforts,” says thyssenkrupp Executive Board member Guido Kerkhoff. “And we look forward to working with Martin Hölz to develop the Group into a process-oriented and digitized company.”