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GEA appoints Stefan Klebert as new CEO

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The Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Stefan Klebert to the company’s Executive Board with effect from November 15, 2018.

On February 18, 2019, Klebert will succeed the long-serving CEO, Jürg Oleas, who is going to leave the company after completion of the fiscal year and after handing over the reins in February 2019. Previously, Stefan Klebert worked for the industrial group Schuler AG, where he was in charge of the company’s growth strategy in his capacity as CEO over the past eight years. He left the company upon expiry of his service contract in April 2018.

“We are delighted to welcome Stefan Klebert, a very successful manager with international experience, on board of the company," said Dr. Helmut Perlet, Chairman of GEA’s Supervisory Board. "Mr. Klebert has a great deal of experience in the strategic development of global groups. For this reason, we are convinced that he is the right person capable of giving fresh momentum to GEA while leading it into the future as a profitable and sustainable enterprise.”

Dr. Helmut Perlet also thanked the outgoing CEO: “In the course of the 17 years he has been serving GEA, 14 of them as CEO, he has left his mark on the company. Under his leadership, GEA has transformed into a leading global company in the fields of food, beverage and process technology. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I would like to thank Jürg Oleas for his important contribution to the development of the company.”

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