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Global Executive Committee

Since 2020, the Executive Board has been complemented by a Global Executive Committee (GEC), which, in addition to the members of the Executive Board, includes the Division CEOs, Regional CEOs and the CHRO. The members of the GEC are involved in all strategic and operational issues and report to the CEO.

Division CEOs

Ilija Aprcovic

Ilija Aprcovic

Division CEO Liquid & Powder Technologies

Nationality: British • With GEA since 2000 • Experience: Managing Director GEA Process Engineering Ltd.; Managing Director of GEA Barr-Rosin Ltd.; Sales Manager at Barr-Rosin • Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Kai Becker

Kai Becker

Division CEO Heating & Refrigeration Technologies

Nationality: German • With GEA since 2004 • Experience: Project & Business Development Manager China, Product Manager at GEA Tuchenhagen GmbH, General Manager GEA Breconcherry UK; CEO BU Homogenizers, Managing Director GEA Mechanical Equipment Italia S.p.A. • Diploma in Industrial Engineering and Management, Executive MBA at Kellogg-WHU

Rebecca Cullinan

Rebecca Cullinan

Division CEO Food & Healthcare Technologies

Nationality: British • With GEA since November 2022 • Experience: Senior Vice President LEM International S.A, COO Mareilli Automotive Lighting South EMEA, Managing Director Valeo Southeast Asia, General Manager Valeo Service Southeast Asia • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Peter Lauwers

Peter Lauwers

Division CEO Farm Technologies

Nationality: Belgium • With GEA since February 2020 • Experience: President for Portable Air division of Atlas Copco, Belgium; President for Atlas Copco’s Road Construction division, Germany; VP Marketing for the Construction Tools division Atlas Copco, Sweden; General manager China for the Compressor Technique division • Master in Mechanical Engineering

Klaus Stojentin

Klaus Stojentin

Division CEO Separation & Flow Technologies

Nationality: German • With GEA since 2003 • Experience: Head of Product Management & Sales within GEA’s Business Area Equipment; President Sales Western Europe of GEA Refrigeration; Managing Director and Integration Manager of GEA Bock; Global Director Sales/After Sales & Product Management GEA Grasso • Graduate Engineer in Energy and Supply Engineering

Regional Heads

Béatrice Bruey

Béatrice Bruey

Regional CEO APAC

Nationality: French • With GEA since 1992 • Experience: Head of GEA’s Region Latin America; President Sales Region Africa, Asia & Australia; VP Sales & Marketing GEA France • Chemical Engineer, MBA and Executive MBA

Alvaro Martínez

Alvaro Martínez

Regional CEO Western Europe, Middle East & Africa and Latin America

Nationality: Spanish • With GEA since 1996 • Experience: Regional Head/EVP GEA Western Europe, Middle East & Africa; Regional Managing Director Spain & South America; Managing Director at GEA Process Engineering in Spain; Director of Project Management, Process and Mechanical Engineering at GEA Tuchenhagen • Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering with major in Electronics and Automation; Advanced Management Program (IESE Business School)

Luuk Snijders

Luuk Snijders

Regional CEO DACH, Eastern Europe & Northern & Central Europe

Nationality: Dutch • With GEA since 2022 • Experience: Managing Director at Jungheinrich UK; Managing Director at Jungheinrich Russia; Sales Manager at Jungheinrich Germany, Spain and Russia • BSc (Hons) in Business and Management

Azam Owaisi

Azam Owaisi

Regional CEO North America

Nationality: American • With GEA since 2021 • Experience: VP & General Manager at OPW, VP Sales & Marketing at Danaher/Pall Corporation, VP – Strategic Initiatives & Business Optimization at IDEX, • General Manager at ITW, Senior Sales Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automation • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

Human Resources

Ulrich Braig

Ulrich Braig

CHRO

Nationality: German • With GEA since February 2020 • Experience: Head of Corporate HR of Körber AG; Group HR Director at Windmöller & Hölscher; held a variety of human resources leadership positions at IBM Germany • Doctorate in Law and a Master of Business Administration

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