Executive Board

The tasks of the Executive Board of KION GROUP AG include coordination of the operational units and strategic corporate management.

Responsibilities of the Executive Board members range from setting strategic objectives and agreeing the budget to managing risk and making investment decisions aimed at generating a sustained increase in the value of the Group.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KION GROUP AG

born 1957 in Detroit (USA)

Professional Experience
Since 2007 KION Group, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Since 2013 Chief Executive Officer of KION GROUP AG
2008 - 2013 Chief Executive Officer of KION Group GmbH
2007 Member of the Executive Board
2007 - 2009 Linde Material Handling GmbH, Aschaffenburg (Germany)
Chairman of the Management Board
2000 - 2007 Deutz AG, Cologne (Germany)
Chairman of the Executive Board
1996 - 2000 KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg (Germany)
1998 Managing Director
1996 Appointment to the position of Director
1991 - 1996 KUKA Schweißanlagen & Roboter GmbH, Augsburg (Germany)
1994 Member of the Board
1991 Divisional Manager, Robots and Control Technology
1982 - 1991 KUKA Welding Systems & Robot Corporation, Sterling/Michigan (USA)
Vice President Robotic Systems Division
1977 - 1982 DeVlieg Machine Company, Royal Oak/Michigan (USA)
Electrical engineer
1998 – 2001 MBA programme at the GSBA, Zurich (Switzerland),
in collaboration with the State University of New York (USA)
1997 – 1998 Degree as Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA),
Oekreal School of Business, Zurich (Switzerland)
1976 – 1981 Degree course in electrical engineering, Lawrence Institute of Technology, Southfield/Michigan (USA)

Member of the Executive Board of KION GROUP AG
Chief Technology Officer

born 1962 in Pforzheim (Germany)

Professional Experience
Since 2015 KION Group, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Member of the Executive Board of KION GROUP AG, Chief Technology Officer
1988 – 2014 Daimler AG, Stuttgart (Germany)
2012 Head of global quality management for Mercedes-Benz
passenger cars, Sindelfingen (Germany)
2011 Head of product innovation and process engineering in the central
research and advanced engineering, Böblingen (Germany)
2008 Board member and head of research and development at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Tokyo (Japan)
2005 Head of the Center of Competence Chassis Components at Daimler Trucks, Stuttgart (Germany)
2001 Head of entire vehicle development department, Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles,
Stuttgart (Germany)
Strategic project manager, Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles, Stuttgart (Germany)
1994 Head of program management at Micro Compact Car GmbH, Renningen (Germany)
1991 Team leader in the Mercedes-Benz development division “Vehicles
and Traffic” division, Fellbach (Germany)
1988 Consultant at Daimler-Benz AG products research division,
Stuttgart (Germany)
2009 Honorary professorship at University of Esslingen
1996 PhD program at University of Karlsruhe, degree: Dr. rer. pol.
1982 – 1987
Studies of industrial engineering at University of Karlsruhe,
degree: Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Labour Director of KION GROUP AG

born 1970 in Gelsenkirchen (Germany)

Professional Experience
Since 2018 KION Group, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Member of the Executive Board of KION GROUP AG (CFO)
2001 - 2018 E.ON SE, Essen (Germany)
2016 - 2018 CFO, E.ON UK plc, Coventry (UK)
2015 - 2016 Senior Vice President Investor Relations, E.ON SE, Essen (Germany)
2012 - 2015 CFO, E.ON España S.L., Madrid (Spain)
2007 - 2012 Vice President M&A, E.ON AG, Duesseldorf (Germany)
2006 - 2007 Vice President International Management Consultancy, E.ON Ruhrgas AG, Essen (Germany)
2001 - 2006 Project Manager Mergers & Acquisitions, E.ON AG, Duesseldorf (Germany)
2000 - 2001 Project Manager M&A, Vasa Energy GmbH, Hamburg (Germany)
1997 - 2000 Trainee and Project Manager Corporate Development, VEW AG, Dortmund (Germany)
1996 - 1997 Internship at Deutsch-Spanische Außenhandelskammer (German chamber of foreign trade) in Barcelona (Spain)
1991 – 1996 Economic Science, University of Dortmund and Bochum (Germany)
Focus on Controlling, Finance, Industrial Management
1989 - 1991 Apprenticeship as a wholesale and foreign trade clerk (Ausbildung zur Groß-und Außenhandelskauffrau),
Huber GmbH & Co.KG, Gelsenkirchen (Germany)

Member of the Executive Board of KION GROUP AG
Chief Asia Pacific Officer

born in Batu Pahat/Johor (Malaysia) in 1967

Professional Experience
Since 2006 KION Group, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Since 2013 Member of the Executive Board (Chief Asia Pacific Officer) of KION GROUP AG
2013 Member of the Executive Board (Chief Asia Pacific Officer) of KION GROUP GmbH
Since 2006
Linde (China) Forklift Truck Corp., Ltd., Xiamen (China)
Chief Executive Officer
2012 - today
KION South Asia Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
Board Member
2008 - today KION Asia Ltd. (Hong Kong)
President & CEO
KION Baoli Forklift Co., Ltd., Jiangsu (China)
2006 - today Linde Material Handling Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
2003 - 2005
Invensys Powerware (then Eaton Power Quality)
President – Asia Pacific
2004 - 2005
Eaton Power Quality China
Managing Director
1999 - 2003 General Electric USA (Industrial Systems)
Managing Director – South East Asia
1999 - 2003 Fuji/GE Pte Ltd.
Executive Vice President
1999 - 2002
Seabanc GE Capital Sdn Bhd
Executive Director
1996 - 1999
General Electric USA (Industrial Control System)
Country Manager – Malaysia, Thailand & Brunei
1997 - 1999
General Electric USA Continental Control (CCI)
Product Leader – Asia
1994 - 1996
General Electric USA (Drive Systems Division)
Asia Area Manager – Pulp & Paper (USA/Singapore)
1992 - 1994
ABB Industrial & Building Systems (Malaysia)
1993 - 1994
Department Manager
1992 - 1993
Sales Engineer/Product Specialist
1997 - 2000 MBA (International Management),
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia
1986 - 1992 Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons),
Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering,
University of Technology, Malaysia

Member of the Executive Board of KION GROUP AG
Chief Digital Officer

born 1973 in Uppsala (Sweden)

Professional Experience
Since 2018 KION Group, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Member of the Executive Board of KION GROUP AG, Chief Digital Officer
2017 - 2018 Konecranes Plc, Helsinki (Finland)
Executive Vice President
2015 - 2018 Demag Cranes & Components GmbH, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Group CEO Demag Cranes & Managing Director
2007 - 2015 Trelleborg AB, Trelleborg (Sweden)
2011 – 2015 Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg (Sweden)
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
2007 - 2011 Trelleborg AB, Trelleborg (Sweden)
Director, Strategic Business Development
2002 - 2006 IXOS Software AG/OpenText, Munich (Germany)
Director, Strategy & Markets / Head of European Marketing
2000 - 2002 IconMedialab AG, Munich (Germany)
Management Consultant/Project Manager/Engagement Manager
1997 - 2000 International Masters Publishers, London (UK)
1998 - 2000 International Masters Publishers/Meister Verlag AG, Munich (Germany)
Product Division Manager/Project Manager New Business
1997 - 1998 International Master Publishers (USA, UK, FR)
International Management Trainee Program
1996-1997 Master of European Affairs (MBA),
Lund University (Sweden), in collaboration with UCLA (USA) and University of Brügge (Belgium)
1993-1997 Master of Science in International Business Administration,
Lund University (Sweden) and University of Tübingen (Germany)