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›Gerhard Hanke will take over the financial agenda from March 1, 2021
Vienna – February 23, 2021
Wienerberger AG announces that the Supervisory Board has appointed Gerhard Hanke as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from March 1, 2021. He is succeeding Carlo Crosetto, who asked the Supervisory Board at his own request to leave the Management Board of Wienerberger AG on February 28, 2021.
Gerhard Hanke (50) has been working successfully in various management positions in the Wienerberger Group for more than 20 years – often with a combination of financial and operational responsibility, most recently as COO Region East / Central of the Wienerberger Building Solutions business unit. As an experienced expert with excellent industrial and financial know-how, he successfully implemented numerous strategic growth projects and M&A transactions. Among other things, he was responsible for the integration of Tondach Gleinstätten into the Wienerberger Group. He also has an excellent track record in building efficient financial organizations. Before joining Wienerberger, the business administration graduate worked for a leading international auditor.
Chairman of the Management Board Heimo Scheuch: “With Gerhard Hanke, a colleague is moving up to the Management Board who knows our business from the ground up. Thanks to his many years of service, he has helped shape Wienerberger both operationally and strategically and is therefore the best choice to join our Strategy 2023 Focus on operational excellence, growth and sustainability. I look forward to driving Wienerberger’s transformation into a leading international provider of innovative building and infrastructure solutions with the new management team. “
Peter Steiner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: “Thanks to the focus on operational and economic performance in combination with improved cash conversion, Wienerberger is able to grow through customer satisfaction, innovation and acquisitions and thus create value for all of our stakeholders. I am pleased To have Gerhard Hanke, a financial expert from our own ranks on the board, who knows our company and our industry very well. With his broad financial knowledge and the ideal industrial background, he perfectly complements the board team to continue the successful course and to help shape it. On behalf of everyone I would like to thank the members of the Supervisory Board, Carlo Crosetto, for his valuable contribution to ensuring financial stability during the Corona crisis and the further development of the Wienerberger Group. We wish him all the best for his future path. “
From March 2021, the Management Board of Wienerberger AG will consist of Heimo Scheuch (CEO), Gerhard Hanke (CFO), Solveig Menard-Galli (COO Wienerberger Building Solutions) and Harald Schwarzmayr (COO Wienerberger Piping Solutions).
Wienerberger Group The Wienerberger Group is a leading international provider of smart solutions for the entire building envelope and infrastructure. Wienerberger is the largest brick producer (Porotherm, Terca) worldwide and the market leader for clay roof tiles (Koramic, Tondach) in Europe and for concrete pavements (Semmelrock) in Eastern Europe. The company is one of the leading suppliers in Europe for pipe systems (Steinzeug-Keramo vitrified clay pipes and Pipelife plastic pipes). With 201 production sites across the group, Wienerberger generated sales of EUR 3.5 billion and an adjusted EBITDA of EUR 587 million in 2019.
Wienerberger AG is 100% in free float, with the majority of the shares being held by national and international institutional investors. Further information on the ownership structure can be found at https://wienerberger.com/de/investoren/aktie [https:// wienerberger.com/de/investoren/aktie%20]
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