The Advisory Board of the SSI Schaefer Group has appointed Mr. Steffen Bersch as CEO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group. Mr. Bersch will start his newly appointed position on 1 March 2020. After a short transition period, Mr. Bersch will succeed interim CEO of the Group, Dr. Helmut Limberg, on 1 April 2020.
Since 1 January 2016, Steffen Bersch has been a member of the Executive Board with the GEA Group AG. Since the beginning of 2020, Mr. Bersch actively led the Liquid & Powder Technologies, Food & Healthcare Technologies, Refrigeration Technologies and Global Technology divisions for GEA.
Steffen Bersch started his career at GEA Group AG in 2000 and occupied various management and leadership positions. As a Managing Director of GEA Middle East in Dubai, Mr. Bersch successfully managed a business unit for separators. Until the end of 2019, he was responsible for the Equipment business unit and was an active member of the Executive Board for the GEA Group AG.
Dr. Kay Mayland, Chairman of the SSI Schaefer Advisory Board, stated, “It is a great pleasure to welcome Steffen Bersch as the CEO of the SSI Schaefer Group. He is a very successful and an internationally experienced manager. Furthermore, Mr. Bersch contributes a great deal of experience in the strategic development of global corporations.”
Both the shareholders and the Advisory Board are convinced that the new CEO will sustainably complement the corporate management of the SSI Schaefer Group.