AGRAVIS: changes on the Managing Board
Mr. Thorsten Pogge changes to the chair of C.E.O. at the new Ceravis AG / Mr. Christoph Kempkes becomes a new member of the Managing Board
- Mr. Christoph Kempkes becomes a new member of the Managing Board
The Supervisory Board of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG has appointed Mr. Christoph Kempkes, who is 47 years of age, to join the Managing Board of the agricultural trading company on 1st June 2015, which has its registered offices in Munster und Hanover. Mr. Kempkes is an internationally experienced manager, who worked in various managing positions of national and international companies in the agricultural and nutritional branches of industry for more than 20 years.
“We are glad that we were able to gain Mr. Kempkes for AGRAVIS because he is a manager with international experience and a lot of expertise”, declared Mr. Franz-Josef Holzenkamp, who is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, on the occasion of the company’s general meeting of shareholders in Hamburg.
Mr. Christoph Kempkes succeeds Mr. Thorsten Pogge, who will manage the business of the new Ceravis AG, as was announced at AGRAVIS’ general meeting of shareholders in Hamburg. The agricultural trading activities that Getreide AG has taken over will be concentrated in Ceravis AG by DAVA AGRAVIS INTERNATIONAL in the future. DAVA AGRAVIS INTERNATIONAL is a joint venture between AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG and its Danish partners of Vestjyllands Andel and Danish AgroSie, which comprises nine companies and about 60 locations that are mainly in Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony. The Cartel Office has signalled the ‘green light’ for this deal.
Mr. Pogge acts as the C.E.O. of Ceravis and he will be accompanied on the managing Board by Mr. Henrik Stilund, who takes over the position of C.O.O. as an expert on raw materials from DAVA on the Danish side. A seamless transition on the Managing Board of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG is therefore ensured by means of appointing Mr. Christoph Kempkes.