Board, Group CEO and EMT Members
Group CEO and Executive Management Team
The EMT is made up of members from the Group's most experienced and knowledgeable management team. This includes the Company's top operational and corporate functions.
The EMT advises on and supports the implementation of global strategies as defined by the CEO in specific areas. It advises the CEO on strategic management decisions and helps to implement such decisions according to each member's specific responsibilities or as directed by the CEO. The EMT also assists the CEO with the evaluation and implementation of company acquisitions.
The EMT is nominated by the CEO and currently consists of six members.
Please note that the shareholdings listed below are updated annually.
Mikael Norin attended Lund University and obtained a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics with a specialisation in International Business. Prior to joining Cavotec, he served as President, Rolls-Royce Marine Services, a division of the Rolls-Royce group offering after-market services and parts to the group's marine and navy customers around the world. Before that, he was President of Recall Americas, a division of Brambles Ltd, a global industrial services group based in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining Recall, Mikael Norin spent 14 years with global engineering group ABB in increasingly senior executive roles based in Asia and Europe, culminating as Senior Vice President and head of the group's Power Systems division in Sweden.
Mikael Norin holds 96,248 shares in Cavotec (As per December 2017).
Patrick holds a Master of Business Administration in International Finance from HEC School of Management in Paris, France and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Prior to joining Cavotec he served as President, GE Renewable Energy Canada, a division of General Electric offering new projects and rehabilitation solutions for Hydro Power customers in North America. He also served as Vice-President of the Generator Product Line for ALSTOM Thermal Service, a highly competitive global business based in Baden, Switzerland. Prior to this assignment, Patrick Baudin spent 10 years with ALSTOM Power Service, France in increasingly senior leadership positions in the after-market division.
Patrick Baudin does not hold any shares or warrants in Cavotec.
Yann holds a degree in Business Administration from Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. Yann joined Cavotec in 2007, where he has served as Middle East Aviation Division Manager until 2010 and then became Group Manager Sales & Marketing at our Corporate office until 2014. Before that, Yann was a Business Development and Key Account Manager at Nexans, France and European Market Manager at Alcatel France.
Yann Duclot holds 26,068 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2017)
Kristiina holds a Master of Business Administration in International Finance from the Helsinki School of Economics and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining Cavotec she served as CFO of GS-Hydro, which is owned by Ratos, a NASDAQ OMX-listed private equity conglomerate. She also served as CFO of Marioff Corporation Oy, a United Technologies Corporation subsidiary and held various finance positions at companies including Nokia, Sonera and Samsung.
Kristiina Leppänen holds 10,000 shares in Cavotec. (As per December 2017)
Having obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Genoa, Giorgio worked for several years at a number of engineering companies. He then joined Ansaldo Industria as a project engineer for container and bulk handling equipment. He joined Cavotec in 1991, where has since held various positions, including Sales Director, General Manager and Managing Director of Cavotec Specimas in Italy. He has been the Group’s Chief Information Officer since 2008.
Giorgio Lingiardi holds 63,202 shares in Cavotec. (As per December 2017)
René Meldem has 15 years of experience in senior leadership positions, both as global head of HR and as head of global and regional business unit organizations. Most recently, Mr. Meldem served as global head of HR, Bobst Group SA, one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment to the packaging industries where he build and lead a global HR organization. Prior to Bobst, Mr. Meldem worked for the Lausanne exhibition and convention center. Earlier in his career, Mr. Meldem worked for Swiss and North American energy consulting firms – including his own – managing projects in many countries around the world. René Meldem holds a MBA from HEC Lausanne and a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne.
René Meldem does not hold any shares or warrants in Cavotec.
Gustavo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina. Prior to joining Cavotec he served as Managing Director at Impsa Malaysia and as General Manager Tower Cranes Division at Lindores Group in Australia.
Gustavo Miller holds 79,595 shares in Cavotec. (As per December 2017)
Patrick joined Cavotec in 1999, working in Australia for three years before transferring to Cavotec Specimas in Italy where he held several roles, including 9 years as Managing Director. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), and a Graduate Diploma in Business from Curtin University, Western Australia, and is a Member of The Australian Institution of Engineers.
Patrick Rosenwald holds 139,859 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2017)
Isabelle Scherer - Friedhoff is attorney at law. She attended the University of Duesseldorf, was admitted to the Courts in Duesseldorf and obtained a Dr.iur. with a specialization in IP law.
Prior to Joining Cavotec, she worked in several positions as attorney at law both in private praxis as well as in-house, thereof she worked 4 years as Legal Counsel for Caterpillar (Turbine Machinery, Turbomach in Riazzino, Switzerland) and five years as Corporate Counsel for Clariant (Specialty Chemicals in Basel, Switzerland).
Isabelle Scherer - Friedhoff does not hold any shares or warrants in Cavotec.
Juergen holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from May Eyth TH, Kirchheim/Teck, and a degree in Business Management from GARP Stuttgart. He has served at ThyssenKrupp for eight years, among other positions as a Director in the Middle East and has been a General Manager with the Al Futtaim Group.
Juergen Strommer holds 125,135 shares in Cavotec. (As per 31 December 2017)