Bilfinger SE – Change in the finance department: Christina Johansson leaves Bilfinger, Matti Jakel is appointed as successor

Outlook for the 2022 financial year again confirmed

The supervisory board of Bilfinger SE and the company’s chief financial officer, Christina Johansontoday mutually agreed to comply with by Christina Johansson wishes to end his term of office on the Management Board for personal convenience as of June 30, 2022. Consequently, Christina Johanson announced his resignation as a member of the Management Board with effect from June 30, 2022 and withdraw from current affairs.

Sometimes assuming the triple role of CFO, interim CEO and labor director, Christina Johanson performed his duties at Bilfinger with great success and dedication. Thanks to his systematic cost management in 2019 and 2020, Bilfinger was able to more than compensate for the Covid-related crisis in 2020. In 2021, the best result in the recent history of the company was achieved under his leadership. Now that this transition period has been successfully completed with the arrival of Dr. Thomas Schultz as Chairman of the Management Board, she intends to devote herself to new professional challenges.

The supervisory board of Bilfinger SE accepted by Christina Johansson personal decision with great regret, but granted his request by mutual agreement. ‘On behalf of the Supervisory Board and the entire Bilfinger team, I would like to thank Christina Johanson for her strong commitment and highly successful performance in her role as Chief Financial Officer, Interim CEO and Chief Labor Officer,” said Dr. Eckhard Strings, chairman of the supervisory board of Bilfinger. “With his involvement, we have advanced our transformation into a leading international industrial services provider, positioning Bilfinger in a more focused and profitable manner. We wish him all the best for the future.

dr. Thomas SchultzChairman of the Management Board since March, also thanked Christina Johanson for his cooperation over the past few months and his willingness to lead the company on an interim basis. “Bearing a triple responsibility like this is not an easy task. But he laid the groundwork on which new leaders can now build. We intend to remain focused on actively shaping the future path of energy efficiency and sustainability and to further exploit Bilfinger’s growth potential in these areas.

Christina Johanson said: “I would like to thank all colleagues, customers and partners as well as the Supervisor Bilfinger Board of Directors for our very good and confident cooperation over the past four years. My goal was to further strengthen Bilfinger and make it more profitable and competitive again, which we managed to do. I am convinced that we have paved the way for a successful future. The time has now come for me to turn to new professional challenges.

The Supervisory Board has appointed Matti Jakel, currently Executive Chairwoman of Bilfinger’s Other Operations Division, as her successor. He will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer for three years from July, 1st. Matti Jakel worked for Bilfinger in several positions since 1989 and contributed significantly to the progress of the company by combining his skills as a business economist and civil engineer. He has played a key role in developing Bilfinger’s current core business as an industrial service provider since 2010. In addition, Matti Jakel acquired solid experience in finance and management control as Financial Director of the former Industrial Maintenance Division and of the Continental Europe Region.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bilfinger SEdr. Eckhard Stringssaid: “We are pleased to have been able to name Matti Jakel, competent and experienced manager of the company, as financial director. According to the chairman of the board, Dr. Thomas Schultz, Matti Jakel is ‘an ideal addition to the board team, combining the positive traditions of Bilfinger with the drive to achieve continued profitable development like hardly any other.’

FY2022 outlook confirmed by Bilfinger in mid-May 2022, the medium-term objectives for 2024 and the Group’s strategic orientation are confirmed. Bilfinger will release H1 2022 figures as scheduled on August 11, 2022.


Anette Weidlich

Boss of External communications

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