(PRESS RELEASE) NUREMBERG, 8-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Leoni AG (ETR: LEO), a global supplier of wires, cables and wiring systems, has announced the appointment of Dr. Ursula Biernert (52) and Ingo Spengler (49) to its Board of Directors. They wil be serving as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) as well as Labour Director and Chief Operations Officer (COO), respectively. Both Biernert and Spengler will be working towards stabilising the Company further and focussing on the automotive business. In addition, the newly constituted Board of Directors will forge ahead with developing Leoni into a systems partner to its customers for the wiring system of the future.
Dr. Ursula Biernert has spent key stages of her career in international settings of the automotive industry at Volkswagen and Porsche. Following a further stage on the executive committee of the Thales Group, she was appointed to the management board of DB Cargo AG with responsibility for human resources and as labour director in 2013. At Leoni, she will, as CHRO, oversee all processes involving the management and development of the workforce, which currently numbers about 100,000 employees worldwide, as well as occupy the position of Labour Director. In the newly established Human Resources department of the Board of Directors, Dr. Ursula Biernert will additionally be responsible for Ethics, Risk, Compliance and Sustainability as well as Corporate Real Estate.
Ingo Spengler has been in charge of Operations in Leoni’s Wiring Systems Divisions (WSD) since January 2021. He previously completed career stints at Faurecia, Magna, and Volkswagen. His appointment to the Group’s Board of Directors responds to the growing significance for the Company of complex supply chain management especially in the wiring systems business. As COO, Ingo Spengler will, among other things, advance standardisation and digitalization in the processes of our worldwide production network with a particular focus on manufacturing future wiring system generations. He will additionally be responsible for Value Chain Management as well as Quality Management & Safety/Health/Environment.
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