Kiekert has appointed Jerome Debreu as chief financial officer from 1 January, 2019.
Debreu will head the finance department at the company’s corporate headquarters in Heiligenhaus, Germany and report directly to Kiekert’s supervisory board. This completes the new appointment of positions in top management at Kiekert.
Debreu, 44, has 20 years of global leadership experience in various industries, most recently at French automotive supplier Plastic Omnium, where he led the company’s finance division for Intelligent Exterior Systems.
He previously served as CFO for brake systems manufacturer Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific (Holding) in Hong Kong, and trading company Webcor Group in Geneva.
Kiekert has been part of the Chinese Lingyun Group since 2012. The deal was one of the first major merger-and-acquisition transactions in Germany by Chinese investors.
Kiekert supplies automotive manufacturers worldwide with access systems and mechatronic components. During the last decade, Kiekert has increased profits and almost doubled sales revenues.