Successor of Kempf: Russwurm new BDI to be chief

ThyssenKrupp Supervisory Board Chairman Siegfried Russwurm will be a new BDI President. The current incumbent, Dieter Kempf, said on Monday that he had proposed

Successor of Kempf: Russwurm new BDI to be chief

ThyssenKrupp Supervisory Board Chairman Siegfried Russwurm will be a new BDI President. The current incumbent, Dieter Kempf, said on Monday that he had proposed to the 56-Year-old as his successor at the head of the Federal Association of German industry (BDI). The former Siemens-Manager should at 30. November will be elected. "The Vice President have endorsed the proposal unanimously." Russwurm had the Expertise, "is an excellent connoisseur of both large and medium-sized industrial companies and brings many years of corporate and Association political experience," said the 67-year-old Kempf, whose second term ends the end of 2020 as scheduled. After four years in office, he will not be a candidate, as provided for by the articles of Association as a rule, once again.

by 2017, the Siemens Board of Directors

Russwurm said in the light of the Corona pandemic, with all the resulting "unexpected challenges" was called for by the BDI as the voice of the industry in the political-social dialogue in particular. "I would like to work together with the member associations of the BDI to ensure that the companies in Germany and Europe to overcome the severe recession as quickly as possible, and our industry as a global leader secures position in the digital transformation and strengthen it."

The doctor of engineering from 2008 to 2017, member of the managing Board of Siemens AG. In this time, Russwurm was responsible for all industry issues as Chief Technology Officer and technology, as well as for Healthcare and for staff. Among his regional responsibilities for the Siemens group, including Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Russwurm is not only Chairman of the Board of the ailing industrial group, ThyssenKrupp, but also chief inspector at plant engineering Voith.

Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 22:19

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