Vienna - The listed construction technology group STRABAG will be led by a new CEO from 1 January 2023: Klemens Haselsteiner will succeed Thomas Birtel, who will step down as Chairman of the Management Board after ten years due to reaching the specified age limit. Haselsteiner has been a member of the Group Board of Management since 2020, where he established and established the new Digitalization, Corporate Development and Innovation division. Prior to that, he had already worked for the Group in Russia and Germany, where he worked in the Stuttgart Directorate, first as Commercial Division Manager and later as Head of Management in a leading position. As Chief Digital Officer, in addition to pilot projects, such as the first construction site use of the robot dog Spots, his main focus was on the definition and implementation of a Group-wide digitization and sustainability strategy. 'Taking on corporate responsibility is, so to speak, part of my DNA. As a long-term company, we must not only think about today or tomorrow, but we must also keep an eye on the day after tomorrow. My vision is to create a resilient, sustainable and innovative STRABAG,' says Klemens Haselsteiner.
'Klemens Haselsteiner has learned the construction business from the ground up at various stations in the Group and at the same time formulated a clear strategic vision for the Group. From the Supervisory Board's point of view, it thus fulfils exactly the requirement profile that is placed on the CEO of an internationally successful, listed group. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I would like to thank Thomas Birtel for his outstanding work. With his clear focus on risk management, he has made a significant contribution to improving profitability,' explains Alfred Gusenbauer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STRABAG SE.
New to the Executive Board team: Jorg Rosler
Klemens Haselsteiner will also be responsible for innovation and digitization as CEO. For this reason, the Executive Board will again consist of five persons in the future. There are shifts in the operating segments: Alfred Watzl, who previously headed the North + West segment, takes over the South + East segment from Peter Krammer. Peter Krammer was not available for an extension of his Executive Board mandate, he will leave the Group at the end of the year. This change is also accompanied by the reclassification of STRABAG SE's third-largest market, namely Poland, which will in future be part of the South + East segment. The North + West segment, which consists of by far the largest market, namely Germany, as well as Benelux and Scandinavia, will be expanded to include Switzerland and will in future be headed by Jorg Rosler (58). Rosler started his career in 1988 as a construction manager. He joined the Group in 2001 and has been a member of the Management Board of the German subsidiary STRABAG AG since 2011. Siegfried Wanker will continue to head the International + Special Divisions segment, and Christian Harder has also been extended as Chief Financial Officer.
STRABAG SE is a European technology group for construction services, a leader in innovation and capital strength. Our offer covers all areas of the construction industry and covers the entire construction value chain. In doing so, we create added value for our clients by integrating a wide variety of services and taking responsibility for them: We bring people, building materials and equipment to the right place at the right time and thus also realize complex construction projects - on time and quality and at the best price. Thanks to the commitment of our approximately 74,000 employees, we generate an annual output of around EUR 16 billion. A dense network of numerous subsidiaries in many European countries and also on other continents expands our field of application far beyond Austria's and Germany's borders. Information also under www.strabag.com.
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