Prof. Dr. Michael Süss, Chairman of the Board of Directors (Source: Oerlikon)
For the past 6 years, Roland Fischer has successfully driven the transformation of the Group as CEO of Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland. For personal reasons, he is now leaving the company on June 30, 2022, in consultation and endorsement of the Board of Directors. Michael Suess will assume the position of Executive Chair as of July 1, 2022. In addition, a new Executive Board structure with Executive Chair model will be established to support Oerlikon's strategic focus.
Under the Executive Chair model, the Board of Directors delegates the operational management of the group as follows:
The 2 current CEOs Markus Tacke and Georg Stausberg of the Surface Solutions Division and Polymer Processing Solutions Division respectively, will continue to have operational control and accountability in leading their divisions. In addition, the new management model will provide them the added agility and speed of execution to run and grow their business.
Michael Suess, will assume the position of Executive Chair, overseeing all group-level management topics and leading the Executive Committee in addition to his role as Chairman of Oerlikon’s Board of Directors. The Executive Committee will be responsible for ensuring the harmonized group-wide management of all organizational topics with cross-divisional relevance.
As of July 1, 2022, the Executive Committee will consist of the 2 division CEOs, the Chief Financial Officer, Philipp Mueller; and the Chief Human Resources Officer, Anna Ryzhova, and will be led by the Executive Chair.