The former Bosch Manager Martina Merz, 55, in the case of Thyssenkrupp in the future the Supervisory Board. The company said on Tuesday, confirming information of In addition, the former Evonik to move-CFO Wolfgang Colberg in the body.

Thyssenkrupp is facing a radical rebuilding. The group chief Guido Kerkhoff for 2019 announced split into two companies (Materials and Industrials) is the first once-a-billion cost, but it should help to trim the for more than a decade, dying group to return.

According to information from is provided Merz for the Job of Chief inspector of both companies. It is regarded as the darling of financial investors.

Until the beginning of December, Merz had been in the Supervisory Board of Thyssenkrupp professions, also on pressure of the financial investor Cevian, which holds 18 percent of the voting rights. Cevian knows Merz from the Truck manufacturer Volvo, where Cevian longer is involved, and Merz, has been sitting for 2015 on the Board.

With Merz would back in the case of Thyssenkrupp for the first time, a woman at the peak of the Supervisory Board. You would be only the second woman at the head of a Dax-listed group Henkel’s chief overseer Simone Bagel-Trah, 49.

Merz takes on a Job that previously for many other managers have beat. Canceled, among other things, Ex-Telekom-Chef Rene Obermann, Airbus chief Tom Enders, the former Bayer chief Marijn Dekkers, Ex-Deutsche Bank Executive, Marcus Schenck and the outgoing Daimler chief financial officer Bodo Uebber.


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