At the Knauf Group, an international manufacturer of building materials, Jörg Kampmeyer’s focus is on business in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Middle East, and South Asia. His role prioritizes digitization as well as marketing and sales. Before joining Knauf, the engineer spent almost 20 years at the construction technology group, Hilti, where he held various managerial and international positions. In addition to his role as Group CFO and Europe CEO, the Rhineland-born German was responsible for digitization and marketing worldwide at Hilti. 

 “In Jörg Kampmeyer, we welcome an experienced manager with proven sales and digitization experience, who superbly complements the expertise already represented on the Supervisory Board. We are looking forward to a long and successful collaboration,” says Klaus Helmrich. “The Supervisory Board regrets Dr. Molly Zhang’s decision. We thank her for the many years of good and trusting cooperation and wish her all the best.”

The resignation of Dr. Zhang will lead to changes in the composition of various Supervisory Board committees. Details of the new composition can be found online at gea.com as of January 2022.

About GEA

GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. The international industrial technology group specializes in machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services.

With more than 18,000 employees, the group generated revenue of more than EUR 4.6 billion in fiscal year 2020. A major focus is on continuously enhancing the sustainability and efficiency of customers’ production processes. GEA plants, processes and components help achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions, plastic use and food waste in production worldwide. In this way, GEA makes a decisive contribution toward a sustainable future, fully in line with its corporate philosophy of “engineering for a better world.” GEA is listed in the German MDAX and the STOXX® Europe 600 Index, and is also among the companies comprising the DAX 50 ESG and MSCI Global Sustainability Indices.