Colin Hall (47) was appointed to the Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft by order of the Düsseldorf local court. Colin Hall, an American national, is Head of Investments at Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL), simultaneously holding the position of CEO at Sienna Capital, a 100 percent subsidiary of GBL. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Ing. Werner J. Bauer (67), who resigned from the Supervisory Board for personal reasons as of November 12, 2018. It is planned that Colin Hall will stand as a candidate for election by the shareholders in April 2019.
“It is with regret that the Supervisory Board has learned of Prof. Dr. Bauer’s decision. Together with my fellow Supervisory Board members, I would like to thank Werner Bauer for his trustful cooperation and his many years of dedication and commitment to GEA. Based on his outstanding expertise, Prof. Dr. Bauer has been instrumental in GEA’s development into one of the leading suppliers of process technology for the food sector,” commented Dr. Helmut Perlet, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft.
“With Colin Hall, we welcome an internationally experienced executive with extensive entrepreneurial and financial experience. Representing a major shareholder, he has gained a reputation for actively and constructively developing companies. I am convinced that, by offering his experience and fresh ideas, he will be conducive to the successful implementation of our corporate strategy,” observed Dr. Helmut Perlet.
The tenure of the current shareholder representatives on the Supervisory Board will expire at the end of the regular Annual General Meeting in 2021.