Change on the Horváth AG Supervisory Board: Lars Grünert succeeds Péter Horváth

The Supervisory Board of Horváth AG, holding company of the international management consultancy Horváth, has begun the new year with a new team. The former Vice-Chairman Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Péter Horváth, the founder and namesake of the company, has withdrawn from the committee at his own request after twenty years, citing age-related reasons. Dr. Lars Grünert, CFO of TRUMPF GmbH & Co. KG has been a member of the Supervisory Board since January 1, 2022. The Supervisory Board retains Dr. Bernd Gaiser as its Chairman, as well as Stephan Ziegler.

Lars Grünert has been a member of the Group Management Board at TRUMPF since 2010 and has held the role of CFO there since 2014. Before joining the high-tech company from Ditzingen in 2002, he worked as a project manager for Horváth for around seven years and for Roland Berger. At TRUMPF, he is responsible for the company's commercial areas and his remit includes TRUMPF Bank and the TRUMPF Photonic Components division. With his extensive experience and skills, he will bring a raft of new impetus to Horváth's Supervisory Board.

Péter Horváth has decided, in view of his age, to surrender his mandate as Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board. "My 85th birthday in February is what's prompted me to take this decision", he says. He will remain closely linked to the company, however. At the unanimous request of the Supervisory Board, Managing Board and partners, Péter Horváth has been appointed Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

"On behalf of the Supervisory Board, the Managing Board, the partners and all employees, I would like to warmly thank Péter Horváth for the many years of trustful cooperation. The company's success is his life's work. He laid the foundation and shaped the ongoing growth path with his entrepreneurial spirit, his innovative strength and his outstanding expertise. So it is all the more pleasing that he will remain closely connected to the company. At the same time, I am looking forward to working with Dr. Lars Grünert in future, and I bid him a very warm welcome to the Supervisory Board", says Dr. Bernd Gaiser, Supervisory Board Chairman of Horváth AG.