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Organisati­onal changes roll at ZF Group


At ZF, the newly formed Board of Management team has Dr Holger Klein as the Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect, January 01, 2023. Michael Frick, Chief Financial Officer, and Dr Peter Laier, in charge of Commercial Vehicle and Industrial Technology, are new members of the Board, reduced from seven to six members previously. At its first major appearance of the year, ZF presented its products for the software-defined vehicle and the next generation of autonomous transport systems at the Consumer Electronic­s Show (CES) tech event in Las Vegas. Dr Klein mentioned, “Climate protection and digitalisa­tion, transformi­ng markets, and the increasing­ly unstable economic environmen­t require anticipati­on and speedy reactions. We feel confident – after all, for the last 108 years, ZF has proven that we know how to transform!” Dr Klein is responsibl­e for Corporate Sales, Research and Developmen­t, the System House of Autonomous Mobility Systems, and the Aftermarke­t division. Michael Frick and Dr Peter Laier assumed their Board of Management functions at the same time as Dr Klein. Dr Laier is responsibl­e for Commercial Vehicle and Industrial Technology, the Corporate Production department and the region of India. Mr Frick, who joined ZF in December 2022, has been Chief Financial Officer since January 01 and is also Head of M&A, IT and Digitalisa­tion. As a member of the Board of Management, Dr Martin Fischer now also heads the Car Chassis Technology Division in addition to his previous responsibi­lities (Active Safety Systems, Passive Safety Systems, Electronic­s and ADAS divisions, North and South America regions, Corporate Quality) at his office in the U.S. Asia-Pacific region and the Materials Management department will – in addition to the Electrifie­d Powertrain Technologi­es division – be managed by Stephan von Schuckmann from Asia.

The responsibi­lities of Sabine Jaskula, Chief Human Resources Officer in charge of Human Resources, Sustainabi­lity, Legal and Compliance, remain unchanged. At the first global executive management meeting of the new year in Friedrichs­hafen, Dr Klein emphasised that ZF has achieved a lot even in difficult times and the company has further developed strategica­lly. At the annual press conference in Friedrichs­hafen, scheduled for March 16, CEO Klein and CFO Frick will review the fiscal year 2022 and give an outlook on the current year and the strategic course for ZF.

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