Neckarsulm, 07 February 2017 – The Supervisory Board of Bechtle AG has extended the agreement with Dr Thomas Olemotz, Chairman of the Executive Board, early. The extension is for an additional five years to end 31 December 2021. “Bechtle AG has flourished under the leadership of Dr Olemotz. His renewed appointment as Chairman of the Executive Board ensures the necessary stability and continuity at the company’s top level to keep growth strong. It also underlines Bechtle’s forward-facing strategy, which is essential to us as a leading IT provider in Germany and Europe,” states Dr Matthias Metz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bechtle AG.
Dr Olemotz was first appointed to the Executive Board in 2007, taking the helm in 2009. Under his guidance, the value of Bechtle AG has increased more than seven-fold. “I am very gratified by the Supervisory Board’s confidence in me as well as the opportunity to join my fellow Executive Board colleagues as we work to keep Bechtle moving onwards and upwards. Our shared goal is to maintain the dynamic growth of the past years for many more to come. I am very proud to be able to continue contributing my part to this extraordinary success story,” states Dr Olemotz.
About Dr Olemotz.
As Chairman of the Executive Board of Bechtle AG, Dr Thomas Olemotz is responsible for the departments of Finance, Controlling & Risk Management, Human Resources & People Development, IT, Corporate Communications and Investor relations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal & Compliance, as well as Logistics & Service. Born in 1962 in the German state of Hesse, he is married and the father of two adult children. After completing his studies in business administration, he began his career as a research associate at the University of Gießen. Following his doctorate degree, he became the assistant to the board of directors of Westdeutsche Landesbank before serving as head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mittelstandsberatung, a consultancy for medium-sized companies. Dr Olemotz then joined Delton AG, where he was responsible for corporate development. As a member of the board of directors of Microlog Logistics AG, a company within the same group, he oversaw finance and human resources. He joined Bechtle AG as CFO in March 2007, becoming Spokesman of the Executive Board in January 2009 and Chairman of the Executive Board in June 2010.