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Dr. Donatus Kaufmann agrees with Supervisory Board on consensual termination of his mandate as member of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG


In the context of the strategic and structural realignment of the thyssenkrupp Group, Dr. Donatus Kaufmann, member of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG, today reached an agreement with the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG to end his mandate as a member of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG by mutual agreement. Dr. Donatus Kaufmann will leave the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG and the company effective September 30, 2019.

Martina Merz, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG: “The Supervisory Board thanks Donatus Kaufmann for his achievements for thyssenkrupp and for his successful commitment to the company. In recent years, Donatus Kaufmann has enhanced the change in values and culture as well as the Group’s compliance and governance approach in a way that is exemplary in German industry. He has set a clear course in the Group’s innovation management and consistently advanced the digital transformation of the industrial group and its businesses. We wish him all the best for his professional and personal future and lots of success further on. For thyssenkrupp it is now important that the remaining Executive Board around Guido Kerkhoff continues to shape the company’s change process with the same high level of commitment. As the Supervisory Board, we support this process and stand by the Executive Board.”

Dr. Donatus Kaufmann: “In recent years, we have achieved a great deal together, especially in the areas of compliance and innovation management. I would like to thank my colleagues on the board and my teams for this. In this context, and with a view to the necessary realignment of the Group and the associated streamlining of structures that is now imminent, we as the Executive Board are setting a good example with my today’s move and are sending a clear signal. I wish the company, my colleagues on the Executive Board and all employees good luck and all the best for the further change process at thyssenkrupp.”

Dr. Donatus Kaufmann has been a member of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG since February 1, 2014. He is responsible for Legal and Compliance, Technology, Innovation and Sustainability as well as for the regions North America and Western Europe.

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