Oerlikon re-elects Michael Süss as Chairman of the Board

Oerlikon re-elects Michael Süss as Chairman of the Board

A total of 295 shareholders attended Oerlikon’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) at the KKL Luzern in Lucerne, Switzerland, representing 73.16 % of the total share capital.

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Prof. Dr. Michael Süss has been re-elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, while Dr. Jean Botti, David Metzger, Alexey V. Moskov and Gerhard Pegam were re-elected as members of the Board. Geoffery Merszei was voted in as a new independent member of the Board. Additionally, shareholders approved the re-election of Prof. Dr. Michael Süss and Alexey V. Moskov, and the election of Gerhard Pegam as members of the HRC. All elected Board members will serve a one-year term.

"I sincerely thank all our shareholders for their continued support of Oerlikon," said Prof. Dr. Michael Süss. "We laid a strong foundation for Oerlikon in 2016. Going forward, we will continue executing our strategy and working to ensure that Oerlikon reaches its fullest potential by focusing on our advanced materials, surface solutions and material processing businesses. Our unique know-how in material science and functional surface technologies, combined with our competence in the engineering and processing of materials and surfaces address key customers' needs to increase performance and productivity of industrial products. We are confident that we will build a company that can effectively seize future opportunities in attractive markets and create more value for shareholders over the medium to long term."

Following the election, the Board confirms that Gerhard Pegam will be appointed as Vice Chairman, and three committees will be composed as follows:

Strategy Committee:
Prof. Dr. Michael Süss (Chairman), Dr. Jean Botti (Member) and Gerhard Pegam (Member)

Audit Committee:
Geoffery Merszei (Chairman), Gerhard Pegam (Member) and David Metzger (Member)

Human Resources Committee:
Prof. Dr. Michael Süss (Chairman), Alexey V. Moskov (Member) and Gerhard Pegam (Member)

Faurecia's board of directors appoints new Chairman

Faurecia's board of directors appoints new Chairman

Meeting on April 11, Faurecia’s board of directors agreed to appoint Michel de Rosen as its new chairman. The appointment will take effect at the close of the shareholders' meeting on May 30.

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Michel de Rosen will succeed Yann Delabrière, who will step down as Chairman and Member of the Board after presiding over the shareholders' meeting. Yann Delabrière joined Faurecia as a Director in 1996 and held the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from February 16, 2007, to June 30, 2016.

He stepped down as CEO and remained Chairman on July 1, 2016, following a decision by the Board on April 13, 2016. Meeting on April 11, 2017, the Board expressed its deepest thanks to Yann Delabrière for his extensive contribution and commitment to the development of Faurecia. During his time with the Group he has helped turn it into a strong and profitable company with a solid international reputation. As such, the board of directors has the pleasure to announce the appointment of Yann Delabrière as Honorary Chairman of Faurecia, starting on June 1st, 2017.

Michel de Rosen is a French citizen. He has been a CEO and Member of the Board of companies in France and the United States. He has been Chairman of Eutelsat Communications since 2013 and was Chairman and CEO of Eutelsat from 2009 to 2016. He was CEO of ViroPharma in the US from 2000 to 2008, Rhône-Poulenc Rorer in the US from 1993 to 1999, and Rhône-Poulenc Films & Polymers in France from 1988 to 1993. He began his career at the French Inspection Générale des Finances in 1976 and was then chief of staff for the minister for industry and telecommunications from 1986 to 1988.

Nissan boosts ratio of female managers in Japan to 10%

Nissan boosts ratio of female managers in Japan to 10%

Ratio grows sixfold since 2004 as company promotes diversity.

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Nissan has achieved a target of boosting the ratio of female managers in Japan to at least 10% by 2017, as the company works to make diversity a source of strength and create products and services that meet a range of customer needs.

Women made up 10.1% of managers in April this year, up from 1.6% in 2004, when Nissan opened its Diversity Development Office.

Nissan is taking steps to create a highly diverse workforce in Japan, including the development of more women to take on leadership positions. This work will continue as the company strives to promote all types of diversity, which is central to its DNA and corporate culture. Nissan is committed to making its diverse workforce a true strength and a competitive advantage, leading to greater innovation and ingenious breakthroughs for our customers.

The ratio of female managers rose from 9.1% last year and compares with a 1.3% average for the transportation machinery manufacturing industry. Nissan now has 279 female managers in Japan, of whom 76 are at the level of general manager or higher. One in eight female employees holds a management-level job.

Recruitment of women for management positions is carried out across all Nissan departments. Efforts include career interviews, training, cross-industrial programs and mentoring. Some of the efforts are led by the Renault-Nissan Alliance, which is promoting the active participation of women in both companies.

Thanks to these initiatives, women in general manager-level positions are playing active roles in engineering and production, where the percentage of female workers is relatively low. Nissan is also seeking to promote a greater understanding of diverse customer values at its manufacturing divisions.

In addition, the company is working to secure future female engineers by giving lectures to female high-school students pursuing science and engineering.

Michael Lütjann becomes CIO for the entire Imperial Logistics Division

Michael Lütjann becomes CIO for the entire Imperial Logistics Division

At the same time, Lütjann became a Member of the Board of Directors of the entire logistics division of Imperial.

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Michael Lütjann (47), Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a Member of the Management Board at Imperial Logistics International, which has its headquarters in Duisburg, took over the senior position of CIO for the entire logistics division of Imperial Holdings Limited, South Africa with effect from 1 April 2017.

Before joining Imperial, Lütjann was Senior Vice President IT Management Logistics at Schenker and CIO at the logistics specialist Fiege. His tasks include developing the digital infrastructure within the logistics division and continuing to upgrade processes, working forms and business models with a view to structuring them digitally.

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