UK markets open in 5 hours 16 minutes
  • NIKKEI 225

    +529.07 (+1.84%)

    +229.99 (+0.81%)

    -0.13 (-0.20%)

    +0.90 (+0.05%)
  • DOW

    +97.31 (+0.29%)

    +1,511.96 (+3.82%)
  • CMC Crypto 200

    +63.73 (+4.54%)
  • ^IXIC

    -51.08 (-0.37%)
  • ^FTAS

    +54.76 (+1.38%)

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft: New members elected to GEA Supervisory Board - Klaus Helmrich takes over Supervisory Board Chairmanship

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·4-min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

DGAP-News: GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Personnel
30.04.2021 / 13:15
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

New members elected to GEA Supervisory Board - Klaus Helmrich takes over Supervisory Board Chairmanship

Düsseldorf (Germany), April 30, 2021 - With effect from the end of GEA Group AG's Annual General Meeting today, there are six personnel changes on the company's twelve-strong Supervisory Board. The new Supervisory Board held its inaugural meeting immediately after the AGM. At this meeting, former Siemens AG Managing Board member Klaus Helmrich was elected as its new Chairman. The six changes concern three roles on the shareholder side and three on the employee side. Comprising six women and six men, the Board continues to have equal gender representation.

"On behalf of the Executive Board and the employees of GEA, I would like to thank the departing Supervisory Board members for their many years of service and great dedication to the Group. They are part of the reason why GEA is currently so well positioned despite the challenging economic environment," said Stefan Klebert, CEO of GEA Group AG. "At the same time, I am pleased to welcome our new members, who join the Supervisory Board with a wealth of expertise, and I look forward to our successful cooperation."

At today's AGM, the shareholder representatives on the Supervisory Board were newly elected for a four-year term. Professor Annette G. Köhler, Dr. Molly P. Zhang and Colin Hall were re-elected. In addition, Holly Lei, Klaus Helmrich and Professor Jürgen Fleischer were appointed as new Supervisory Board members. These new members replace Dr. Helmut Perlet, Jean E. Spence and Ahmad M.A. Bastaki, who served on GEA's Supervisory Board for many years and did not stand for re-election.

By resolution of the Düsseldorf Local Court, the serving Supervisory Board members Brigitte Krönchen and Michael Kämpfert as well as two new members, Claudia Claas and Roger Falk, were appointed as employee representatives on the Supervisory Board. Dr. Cara Röhner and existing member Rainer Gröbel - who represent German trade union IG Metall - were also appointed by the court.

Klaus Helmrich, GEA Group AG's newly elected Supervisory Board Chairman, said: "I look forward to helping steer GEA's continued success as part of the newly constituted Supervisory Board and to build on the excellent work done by the outgoing members."

The personnel changes also affect the Presiding Committee and other Supervisory Board committees. Details of the new composition of these committees can be found online at

Media Relations:
Marc Pönitz
Peter-Müller-Strasse 12, 40468 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0)211 9136-1500

About GEA
GEA is one of the world's largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. The international industrial technology group specializes in machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. With more than 18,000 employees, the group generated revenue of more than EUR 4.6 billion in fiscal year 2020. A major focus is on continuously enhancing the sustainability and efficiency of customers' production processes. GEA plants, processes and components help achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions, plastic use and food waste in production worldwide. In this way, GEA makes a decisive contribution toward a sustainable future, fully in line with its corporate philosophy of "engineering for a better world."

GEA is listed in the German MDAX and the STOXX(R) Europe 600 Index, and is also among the companies comprising the DAX 50 ESG and MSCI Global Sustainability Indices.

More information can be found online at

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Phone +49 (0)211 9136 1081
Fax +49 (0)211 9136 31087

30.04.2021 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.
Archive at




GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

Peter-Müller-Straße 12

40468 Düsseldorf



+49 (0)211 9136-0


+49 (0)211 9136-31087










Regulated Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hamburg, Munich; Regulated Unofficial Market in Hanover, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

EQS News ID:



End of News

DGAP News Service

show this
show this