Press release -
Dr. Axel Kaufmann becomes new CFOO & Spokesman of the Executive Board of Nemetschek SE
Munich, October 22, 2019 - The Supervisory Board of Nemetschek SE today unanimously appointed Dr. Axel Kaufmann as Spokesman of the Executive Board and CFOO of Nemetschek SE. He will take up his position on January 1, 2020. In addition to these functions, he will be responsible for the growth-intensive Media & Entertainment (M&E) division.
"Dr. Kaufmann is an extremely experienced manager with many years of international industrial experience and brings an exceptional financial background and track record to Nemetschek SE," says Kurt Dobitsch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Nemetschek SE. "In his recent management positions, he has been instrumental in developing sustained growth and business expansion through a combination of strong leadership, strategic agility, team orientation and a bias for action. It is my firm conviction that Mr. Kaufmann, together with the experienced and international management team already in place at Nemetschek SE, will lead the company into the next epoch of innovation and growth."
"I look forward to actively shaping the future of Nemetschek SE. The company has developed very successfully from a national family business into an international software provider that is driving the digitalization of the entire construction industry as one of the global market leaders. It also enjoys an excellent reputation on the capital market," says Axel Kaufmann about his change.
Dr. Axel Kaufmann (49) was most recently an executive board member of Rational AG, which is also listed on the MDAX. Prior to that, he was responsible for commercial and operational management functions at Koenig & Bauer AG, Nokia Networks and Siemens AG. After an apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank AG and international studies, he earned his doctorate at the University of Paderborn.
Patrik Heider, the former CFOO & Spokesman, is leaving Nemetschek SE by December 31, 2019 at his own request and will pursue his own plans in the future. The Supervisory Board is very grateful to Mr. Heider for his work, his commitment and his achievements over the past 6 years as well as for the material and successful development of the company and wishes him all the best for the future.
Nemetschek SE will publish its business results for Q3/2019 and make further statements regarding this release during the conference call already scheduled for October 31 at 9:30 a.m. CET.
The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC industry. As the sole corporate group worldwide, Nemetschek covers the entire life cycle of building and infrastructure projects with its software solutions and guides its customers into the future of digitalization. With its intelligent and innovative software solutions, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow of all those involved in the building process. This revolves around the use of open standards (Open BIM). The innovative solutions of the 16 brands in the four customer-oriented divisions are used by more than five million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs more than 2,700 experts.
Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved revenue in the amount of EUR 461.3 million and an EBITDA of EUR 121.3 million in 2018.