|By PR Newswire||
|December 20, 2013 06:07 AM EST||
LONDON, December 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Mr. Edwin Eichler will join SAPINDA group as of 2nd January 2014 as new group CEO and executive board member.
Edwin Eichler will join the parent company, SAPINDA Holding B.V., where he will become an executive director and CEO. He will also be a member of the executive committee of SAPINDA Group. His primary mission will be to develop, grow and manage the SAPINDA group investments and portfolio companies.
SAPINDA co-founder Lars Windhorst will become new Chairman of the group.
SAPINDA Chairman, the German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst: "I am very excited that Edwin Eichler will join the group and I am sure he will play an important role in taking the SAPINDA group to the next level."
Over the last 25 years Edwin Eichler has been in leading executive board and CEO positions with one of Germany's largest industrial companies, ThyssenKrupp, and before that with one of Europe's largest media companies, Bertelsmann AG.
For the last 10 years Edwin Eichler has been an executive board member of ThyssenKrupp AG with 180,000 employees and 45 bln Euros revenue. He has been responsible as CEO for ThyssenKrupp Materials AG (the world's largest materials distributor). In parallel he became in 2009 CEO of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, also ThyssenKrupp Steel America. From 2005 till 2009 Edwin Eichler was also CEO of ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG.
Prior to that Edwin Eichler was from 1990 till 2002 a senior executive at Bertelsmann AG. His last position there was being executive board member of Bertelsmann Arvato AG responsible for offset printing, media service and distribution.
SAPINDA is a global investment holding company with offices in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Hong Kong and Johannesburg. SAPINDA has strategic investments in mining, agriculture & food processing and oil & gas. The group also has a diversified portfolio of financial investments in a variety of sectors including real estate, technology and media. SAPINDA Holding is affiliated with Anoa Capital, an associated company which provides regulated merchant banking/capital markets services from Luxembourg and London.
More information: http://www.sapinda.com