Knorr-Bremse Extends HR Head

MUNICH – The Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG has extended the contract of Dr. Claudia Mayfeld, 59, for her role as chief human resources officer for five years as of May 2024.

In addition, she will continue to have responsibility for Integrity, Legal Affairs, IP, and Data Protection globally as an Executive Board member.

Mayfeld was appointed to the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG in 2021 and took on global responsibility for the then-new area of Integrity and Law on the Executive Board. Since May 2022, she has also been responsible for HR at the Knorr-Bremse Group globally.

Dr. Reinhard Ploss, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG, announced, “Ms. Mayfeld has demonstrable technical expertise and is accepted broadly, offering a valuable foundation for the strategic groundwork and business decision-making at Knorr-Bremse AG.

“Her passionate commitment to increased diversity also makes a lasting influence on the company and supports our successful business development. We are happy to continue working with Ms. Mayfeld over the long term.”

Marc Llistosella, Chief Executive Officer of Knorr-Bremse AG, added, “Claudia Mayfeld enriches our Executive Board greatly with her experience, pragmatic suggestions for solutions, and expert advice. She inspires employees time after time through her commitment and clarity. On behalf of the Executive Board team, I am pleased that we will be able to keep shaping the future of Knorr-Bremse together over the coming years.”

Mayfeld said about the extension, “I would like to thank the Knorr-Bremse Supervisory Board for their trust in me. In HR in particular, we initiated and made progress on a range of corporate culture projects in the last two years, and I am looking forward to maintaining this important development and overseeing it further.”


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