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News 13.02.2020

Steffen Bersch to step down from GEA’s Executive Board

The Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and Steffen Bersch (50), member of GEA’s Executive Board, have mutually agreed to prematurely terminate his service agreement due to expire on December 31, 2021.

Steffen Bersch to step down from GEA’s Executive Board
Steffen Bersch (Photo: GEA)

The Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and Steffen Bersch (50), member of GEA’s Executive Board, have mutually agreed to prematurely terminate his service agreement due to expire on December 31, 2021. In doing so, the Board honored Steffen Bersch’s request for a termination of his service agreement to seek new challenges outside of GEA Group.

As a consequence, GEA will shrink its Executive Board to three members. As of March 1, 2020, the latter will comprise the Chairman of the Executive Board Stefan Klebert, the Chief Financial Officer Marcus A. Ketter as well as the company’s Chief Operating Officer Johannes Giloth.

Since January 1, 2016, Steffen Bersch has been a member of the Executive Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, where he has been responsible for the Liquid & Powder Technologies, Food & Healthcare Technologies and Refrigeration Technologies Divisions as well as Global Technology since the start of the year.

Joining GEA back in 2000, Steffen Bersch has held various leadership positions within the company. This included several years as Managing Director of GEA Middle East in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as well as a stint as head of a business unit in the Separator business. On the Executive Board, he was in charge of the Business Area Equipment until the end of 2019. When the new divisional organization entered into force at the start of the year, he took up his current responsibilities.

For the purpose of giving the Division CEOs and the Regional CEOs responsible for operational business a greater say in corporate decision-making, the company will set up a Global Executive Committee immediately below Executive Board level.

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