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HELLA appoints Stefanie Rheker to the Management Board

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

The Shareholder Committee of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA has appointed Stefanie Rheker as a new member of the Management Board. There, she will assume responsibility for the automotive supplier's global human resources management and will take up her role in the second quarter of 2024 at the latest. Human Resources is currently managed at Management Board level by Michel Favre, in addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer.

Stefanie Rheker has many years of experience and leadership skills in human resources management. Since 2006, she has held various specialist and management positions at Arvato, a Bertelsmann subsidiary based in G├╝tersloh, which among other things, specialises in logistics services. There, the 44-year-old has held global responsibility for human resources as Chief Human Resources Officer since 2015. Previously, she worked for various other companies in Germany and the USA.

"Only with qualified staff can a company be and remain successful. We are therefore delighted to have Stefanie Rheker, a proven expert in modern human resources management, join the HELLA Management Board in the key role of Chief Human Resources Officer. Together with the global management team, as well as the employees worldwide, she will drive the successful further development of the company," said Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Ziebart, Chairman of the HELLA Shareholder Committee.
"Being able to take on responsibility for HELLA's global HR management as a member of the Management Board is a great honour. HELLA is an excellently positioned, technologically leading automotive supplier that can act even more strongly in the global FORVIA network. I would like to help shape this path with future-oriented human resources management and look forward to working with the more than 36,000 colleagues worldwide," said Stefanie Rheker.