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André Wehrhahn supports Hansgrohe as CFO

New Chief Financial Officer joins the company on October 1
Schiltach, September 2021. The Executive Board of Hansgrohe SE is complete again with the arrival of André Wehrhahn (51) as Chief Financial Officer on October 1, 2021. The previous Chief Financial Officer, Reinhard Mayer (53), moved to a public listed company in Denmark on May 31, 2021, so that the Chairman of the Executive Board, Hans Jürgen Kalmbach (46), had taken over the duties of CFO on an interim basis.

André Wehrhahn, who has a degree in business administration, has 18 years of experience in controlling and finance and was CFO at Faber Castell AG for the last three years. André Wehrhahn previously held this position at KAP AG and before that at REHAU. There as CFO for the EURASIA region and later as CFO for the Automotive Division, so the experienced manager also has international and cross-industry expertise. "We are delighted that with André Wehrhahn we are able to gain such an accomplished and also internationally experienced financial expert for Hansgrohe. With his entry, we are not only strengthening the Finance division, but also completing the Executive Board again. The entire Supervisory Board is already looking forward to the professional and trusting cooperation with Mr. Wehrhahn," explains Klaus F. Jaenecke, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Wehrhahn, who was born in Lower Saxony, is 51 years old and plans to move to the Black Forest with his wife and their three children.

As a result, the Executive Board of Hansgrohe SE once again consists of four members. Frank Semling (54), remains a member of the Executive Board as Chief Operations Officer and Labor Director, as does Christophe Gourlan (49) as Chief Sales Officer. Hans Jürgen Kalmbach also remains unchanged as CEO Chairman of the Executive Board, which André Wehrhahn now completes as CFO.  

About the Hansgrohe Group – Setting the Beat of Water. Since 1901.

With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bath and kitchen industry. Founded in 1901 in the Black Forest, the company gives water form and function with its faucets, showerheads and shower systems. The 120-year history of the company is marked by innovations, such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen faucet, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower.The company holds more than 15,000 active property rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products and for responsibility towards people and the environment. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. With 32 subsidiaries and 22 sales offices supplying products in more than 146 countries, the globally active company in the sanitary industry is a reliable partner to its customers in all regions of the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 600 design prizes since 1974. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are found worldwide: on renowned cruise ships, in luxurious 5-star and boutique hotels, in international metropolitan cities, in extraordinary spas, exclusive bathrooms of lodges and luxury villas, public facilities, as well as in countless private homes. The Group’s high quality standards are ensured by five wholly-owned production facilities: two in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2020, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.074 billion. It employs more than 4,700 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.


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