SGL Carbon has appointed Thomas Dippold as its new CFO and board member with a tenure of five years.

Thomas Dippold succeeds Dr Michael Majerus, who will resign in November 2020 by mutual amicable consent, the company said. ‘In the past six years, Dr Majerus has stabilized the company even in difficult times with several major capital market transactions and has meaningfully contributed to the strategic realignment of the company with the successful divestment of the graphite electrode and cathode businesses,’ it said.

Dippold has held roles in HSBC Bank in London and Düsseldorf and Schott AG in Singapore, and is currently CFO of transportation technology company Schaltbau Holding AG.

‘We are convinced that Mr. Dippold possesses key qualifications to sustainably support SGL Carbon SE in its upcoming tasks given his comprehensive and long-standing experience as CF0,’ said Susanne Klatten, chair of the supervisory board of SGL Carbon.

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