Press Release – 9. May 2023

René Grupp becomes Chairman of the Board of Sievert SE

The Supervisory Board of Sievert SE has unanimously decided to appoint René Grupp as Sievert's Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 July 2023. Jens Günther, current CEO, is leaving the company early at his own request on 30 June 2023.

René Grupp (46) studied business administration and has more than 20 years of international professional experience in the building materials industry, primarily in the field of roofing systems. Most recently, he was Managing Director for Sales Germany at BMI Group. René Grupp has gained experience in different cultures and company sizes in the changing environment of the companies Lafarge, Braas Monier and BMI. Since 2003, he has held roles with an international focus in the building materials industry, with deep insights into European, Asian, African and American markets. René Grupp worked, among others, for three years as Regional President BMI Asia, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


"René Grupp is the ideal candidate to lead Sievert into a new, successful chapter together with our team - at a time when the construction industry is facing significant challenges, especially in Germany. René Grupp has an excellent track record in sales and in driving new product ideas. The Sievert Group of Companies sees very significant growth potential, particularly in Eastern Europe and Asia, which will be leveraged under René Grupp's leadership. René Grupp creates a culture that promotes innovation, increases productivity and performance and in which employees can develop themselves further. Sievert's tradition as a family-owned company is of particular importance here," said Prof. Dr. Hans-Wolf Sievert, Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sievert SE, and Prof. Dr. Norbert Winkeljohann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sievert SE.


Sievert and Winkeljohann went on to say: "On behalf of the entire Supervisory Board and also on behalf of the Sievert family, we would like to express our sincere thanks to Jens Günther for five years of service to Sievert. Sievert is now a leading international company in the building materials industry. Jens Günther has transformed the company and successfully positioned it in the market." Under Jens Günther's leadership, the corporate group was streamlined, the legal form was changed to a European public limited company with the abbreviation SE (Societas Europaea) and Sievert was established as an umbrella and employer brand. Sievert sees itself very well positioned for the future, despite the current difficult market environment.

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