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Executive Board

Johan P. Cnossen
Born 1960; studied Commercial Economics in Breda (Netherlands) and MBA in Derby (UK)

Johan P. Cnossen

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Professional background:

Since August 1, 2016 Johan P. Cnossen has been part of the management team of the Industrial Solutions business area in the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). He heads the transformation office for the implementation of “planets” as well as Purchasing and Quality Management. The CEOs of the Network of Excellence and of the regions Central Europe and Russia (CIS), India, Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA report directly to him.

Johan P. Cnossen was previously CEO of KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG in Cologne. Before that he held leadership positions at various international engineering and construction companies, including Jacobs, AkerKvaerner and Ruhrgas Industries.

Stefan Gesing
Born 1978; studied business administration at the Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU)

Stefan Gesing

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Professional background:

Stefan Gesing joined the Industrial Solutions business area leadership team as CFO on May 31, 2016. He is responsible for the areas of Controlling, Accounting & Reporting, IT Management, Project Risk Controlling, Commercial Execution and Procurement & Supply Chain Management. The CFOs of the business units and regional clusters in the Industrial Solutions business area report directly to him.

Stefan Gesing was head of Controlling, Accounting & Risk at the thyssenkrupp AG Group headquarters in Essen from 2011. He previously held various management positions within the CFO department at Deutsche Telekom AG.

Michael Höllermann
Born 1964; studied mechanical and industrial engineering in Dortmund

Michael Höllermann

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Professional background:

Michael Höllermann has been CHRO of the Industrial Solutions business area since August 01, 2016. He is responsible for the Human Resources Development and Occupational Safety & Health functions and is reported to by the CHROs of the business units.

Michael Höllermann has worked for the thyssenkrupp Group since 1990, holding management positions in various Group companies. From 2012 he was responsible for setting up the new Regional Headquarters South America as CEO. Prior to that, he was CEO of the thyssenkrupp Forging Group in the Components Technology business area from 2009.

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