Südzucker appoints Hans-Peter Gai to the executive board

Mannheim, 23.08.2022 1.48 MB

Südzucker appoints Hans-Peter Gai to the executive board

As already announced in the press release of 12 November 2021, Dr Thomas Kirchberg (62), COO of Südzucker AG, will leave the executive board of Südzucker AG on 31 August 2022 and retire. He will be succeeded by Hans-Peter Gai (55) on 1 November 2022; his appointment to the executive board is for three years.

Hans-Peter Gai studied Mechanical Engineering in Karlsruhe and gained more than 20 years of professional experience in the areas of food production, supply chain, technology and product development as well as transformation while working for companies such as Unilever, Theo Müller and Danone. "We are very pleased to have gained Hans-Peter Gai, a highly experienced manager in the food industry, for Südzucker. With this decision by the supervisory board, we believe that Südzucker's executive board is ideally positioned for the tasks ahead," said Dr Stefan Streng, chairman of the supervisory board of Südzucker AG. 

Until Hans-Peter Gai joins the board, the responsibilities of the departing Dr Thomas Kirchberg will be temporarily managed by Dr Niels Pörksen, CEO of Südzucker AG; the executive board 
responsibilities will be reorganised in the near future. The function of labour director will be transferred to Dr Niels Pörksen as of 1 September 2022.

Südzucker's executive board would like to thank Dr Thomas Kirchberg for his dedicated and successful work for the company and for the many years of trustful cooperation.


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