Leoni has announced Aldo Kamper will take up his position as CEO on 1 September this year.

The supplier is realigning with a view to the increasing digitisation as well as such future trends as electromobility and autonomous driving – and is positioning itself in the automotive sector and other industries as a global provider of energy and data management solutions.

"I am pleased Mr Kamper will commence working at Leoni sooner than initially planned," said Leoni chairman, Klaus Probst. "Business performance has been very encouraging recently and the company's strategic realignment has begun, meaning he starts in a favourable setting."

For his part, Kamper added: "I really look forward to my new job at Leoni. The company has an impressive history and very good prospects thanks to its position as a specialist in energy and data management.

"The transformation towards becoming a solutions provider as well as development and systems partner to customers, which has already started, is a challenge I'm pleased to face."

Karl Gadesmann, CFO and presently spokesperson for the board of directors, will once again focus on his duties as chief financial officer from 1 September.