Effective from June 30th, 2021, Matthias Bechtold will step down as CEO of Darmstadt-based Wasa AG. He will be succeeded by Peter Webel, who has already been a member of the Management Board since then - alongside Tobias Hess.
Bechtold will move to the Supervisory Board of Wasa AG, which he will chair thenceforth. Bechtold will retain his position as majority shareholder even after leaving the operating business and will thus remain - alongside Webel family - one of two owners of the Wasa Group.
“As a shareholder and future Chairman of the Supervisory Board, I have a double interest in ensuring that Wasa continues to operate as successfully in the market as it has over the past 60 years. With the new top management, I see the group excellently positioned for the future," says 43-year-old Bechtold, who has been working for Wasa since 2007.
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