Continuity and change on the Hella management board

The Hella GmbH & Co KGaA Shareholder Committee has made important personnel decisions at the company’s management board level. Bernard Schäferbarthold’s (48) management contract was extended by five years until 31 October 2024. He will continue as managing director for the corporate Finance, Controlling, and Information Technology divisions in the long term. On the other, Dr Frank Huber (38), the deputy managing director for the Lighting business division, will take over management of the division from CEO Dr Rolf Breidenbach (56) with effect from 1 June 2019.

In addition, Stefan Osterhage (59), a long-standing member of the management board, will retire on 31 May 2019, as planned. His areas of responsibility – Logistics and Process Management – will be distributed among the existing management board team. The management board will therefore be reduced to a total of five people.

“With our personnel decisions, we support the successful further development of the company and at the same time ensure the necessary experience and continuity in the management of the company,” said Manfred Wennemer, chairman of the Hella Shareholder Committee. “I would like to thank the management board team for their successful work to date and look forward to continuing the successful course with this team. I would like to especially thank Stefan Osterhage, who has played a decisive role in shaping the development of the company in various functions for more than 30 years – the last 12 of which as a member of the management board.”

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