Osram Implements Changes to Managing Board
Two changes to the composition of the managing board of OSRAM Licht AG – already announced in April – came into effect on Friday.
Stefan Kampmann, 52, assumes the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Osram as per July 1. Simultaneously, Klaus Patzak, 51, stepped down from his position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In addition to his regular duties, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Olaf Berlien, 53, will temporarily also assume responsibility for Finance until a new CFO has been appointed.
“We welcome Stefan Kampmann to our team and look forward to the impulses he can provide for crucial research and development activities at Osram. In light of our evolution to a high-tech company, the R&D area is growing steadily in importance,” says Peter Bauer, chairman of the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG.
On the departure of the CFO, by mutual agreement, Bauer adds: “Klaus Patzak made great contributions during Osram’s transition to becoming an independent company as well as during the subsequent listing on the stock exchange. He also played an important role in boosting productivity at Osram. We thank Klaus Patzak for all his work for the company and wish him the very best for the future.”