In his new role, he will execute the functions of CEO and CFO as dual responsibility and will lead the Business Area together with Oswaldo Cruz, currently Managing Director of Fabio Perini Brazil. Kirschke succeeds Stefano Di Santo, who will become CEO of the newly established Körber Digital Unit, which is part of the Group’s digital transformation process.
Stefan Kirschke holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and joined Körber in 1995. Since 2012, he has been CFO of Fabio Perini S.p.A., the leading company of the Business Area Körber Tissue, fostering the Business Area’s growth alongside with Stefano Di Santo. Together with Oswaldo Cruz, currently Managing Director at Fabio Perini Ltda., Brazil, he will form the Business Area Management team from January 1, 2018.
In addition to his role within the Business Area Management team, Oswaldo Cruz will succeed Alessandro De Matteis as Managing Director of the company MTC, part of the Business Area Körber Tissue, as of April 1, 2018. Cruz joined Fabio Perini as Sales Executive in 1994 and became Managing Director of Fabio Perini Brazil in 2007.
“I am very happy that with Stefan Kirschke I hand over to an experienced colleague who is dedicated to the further growth of Körber Tissue. We have worked very closely together over the last years and I am sure that together with his team he will guarantee the continued success of the Business Area”, emphasizes Di Santo.
“I am excited about the opportunity to further shape the Business Area – especially in light of the impact of digitization and further internationalization in our market. In addition I am very much looking forward to welcoming Oswaldo Cruz in Lucca soon”, says Stefan Kirschke.
“We surely won a manager with comprehensive know-how and years of experience for this important position. Together with Oswaldo, I will be focusing on making the most of our core competencies in order to continuously offer our customers cutting-edge products and solutions as well as first class services”.
Following Oswaldo Cruz, Dineo Silverio, currently Director Sales and Customer Service at Fabio Perini Brazil, will succeed Oswaldo Cruz as the company’s Managing Director as of January 1, 2018. Based on his experience in successfully initiating the digital transformation within the Business Area Körber Tissue, Stefano Di Santo will continue his career within the Körber Group and seize the opportunity to establish Körber Digital. Körber Digital is a new Unit, which will drive the further digital development of the Group while at the same time working on new digital business models for the diverse markets the Group operates in.