Changes on the Board of Thyssenkrupp Materials Services

Martin Stillger succeeds CEO Dr. Klaus Keysberg as Executive Board Chairman. Ilse Henne to become Chief Transformation Officer (CTO).


© Thyssenkrupp


© Thyssenkrupp


Essen/Germany (Thyssenkrupp) – Following the appointment of Klaus Keysberg to the Executive Board of Thyssenkrupp AG, the Board of the Thyssenkrupp Materials Services business area is being partly restructured.

Martin Stillger (56) will succeed CEO Klaus Keysberg as Chairman of the Executive Board of Thyssenkrupp Materials Services. This was resolved by the Supervisory Board of Materials Services at its meeting on December 6, 2019. Klaus Keysberg moved to the Executive Board of Thyssenkrupp AG on October 1, 2019, where he is now responsible for the businesses of Steel Europe and Materials Services.

Stillger has held various leadership and management positions at Thyssenkrupp Materials Services since 2008 – most recently as CEO of Thyssenkrupp Schulte and the Western Europe and Technical Services operating units. Prior to joining Thyssenkrupp the qualified mechanical engineer spent 17 years with Barmag AG, including five years as Chief Sales Officer and five as CEO. He will be succeeded as CEO of Thyssenkrupp Schulte and the Western Europe operating unit by Detlef Schotten, currently CEO of the Eastern Europe and Asia/Pacific operating unit, on January 1, 2020.

In addition to the new role of Chairman for Martin Stillger, Ilse Henne, who was appointed Chief Operating Officer on January 1, 2019, will take on the new position of Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) with immediate effect to drive transformation and growth at the biggest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The role of COO will no longer be filled.

The Finance and Human Resources directorates on the Board of Materials Services remain unchanged: Daniel Wodera continues as CFO and Markus Bistram as CHRO.