Klaus Keysberg to step down as thyssenkrupp CFO

Klaus Keysberg, chief financial officer of thyssenkrupp AG, has decided not to put himself forward for a contract extension, with his current term running till 31 July 2024.

Keysberg has worked almost 28 years in various management positions in the thyssenkrupp group, most recently as a member of the executive board of thyssenkrupp AG, since October 2019. Before that, he was executive at steel distribution unit thyssenkrupp Materials Services for seven years.

He turned finance chief in April 2020 and held that position during the tenure of Martina Merz, who stepped down as chief executive in spring. During that period, Keysberg became the group’s second face to the public, as it was mostly he who moderated annual and quarterly results conferences, regularly attended by Kallanish.

The personnel committee of the group’s supervisory board has started the search process in order to be able to propose a successor as soon as possible.

Christian Koehl Germany