Munich. Effective August 16, 2013, the Supervisory Board of TÜV SÜD AG appointed Dr. Matthias J. Rapp new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Rapp's responsibilities on the Board of Management of Germany's largest TÜV organization will include finances, controlling, M&A, procurement, IT, and risk management.
"We are happy to have found an experienced financial expert for TÜV SÜD in Dr. Rapp. I am sure that he will contribute his great expertise towards significantly driving the company's growth and internationalization strategy in the coming years," says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jörg Bullinger, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TÜV SÜD AG.
In his present position, Rapp is Chief Financial Officer of Webasto SE, a supplier for the automotive industry. Born in 1967, Rapp studied Business Administration at WHU Koblenz, ESC Lyon, and Manchester Business School. He completed his doctorate at WHU Koblenz from 1992 to 1995. Rapp started his professional career with the global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group before moving to industry in 1997, where he has since held positions as Chief Financial Officer in several prestigious companies.
Dr. Rapp succeeds Dr. Peter Klein, who leaves the Board of Management of TÜV SÜD at his own request in April 2013.
Matthias Andreesen Viegas
TÜV SÜD AG
Westendstaße 199, 80686 Munich
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 / 57 91 - 1613
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 57 91 - 2224
TÜV SÜD is an international leading technical service organization catering to the INDUSTRY, MOBILITY, and CERTIFICATION Segment. The experts and technology consultants are dedicated partners in their clients' processes, offering comprehensive industry expertise throughout the entire value chain. They focus their services on their core competencies of consulting, testing, certification, and training. Over 17,000 employees are committed to optimizing technology, systems and know-how at over 800 locations in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Africa. Further information is available at www.tuv-sud.com.