CFO Michael Knopp taking care of operations for the interim
location Dortmund, Date 2018.10.23
The Supervisory Board of internationally active IT service provider Materna Information & Communications SE has announced that the Chairman of their Management Board, Helmut Binder, has decided to take up a new professional challenge and, at his own request, is leaving the company on 31 December 2018. He will resign from his office as Chairman on 31 October 2018.
The search for a new Chairman has already begun. Until a successor has been appointed, CFO Michael Knopp will be taking care of operations with the support of the business line leaders and management team.
Helmut Binder has been at Materna since February 2015, initially as Managing Director and CEO and then as Chairman of the Management Board for the Materna Group. During his time and under his leadership many important decisions were made including various acquisitions, the founding of subsidiaries and the internationalisation which this has involved.
Dr. Winfried Materna, company founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board: “We very much regret that Helmut Binder is leaving us and wish him all the best for the future. We are very grateful for his excellent work and commitment at Materna during the almost four years he has spent with us. With his dedication and expertise, he has contributed essentially to the continuing development and expansion of our company.” Company founder and Member of the Supervisory Board Helmut an de Meulen adds: “We will certainly be continuing our strategy of internationalisation, which we consolidated just a few weeks ago by changing our legal form from GmbH to SE (Societas Europaea).”
As a leading IT service provider, Materna employs more than 2,000 people around the world and generated sales of 254 million euros in 2017. Materna covers the entire service spectrum of a full-service provider in the premium segment: from consultation and implementation through to operations. Its target customers include IT organizations and user departments in companies and the public sector. Materna is organised in six business lines: IT Factory, Digital Enterprise, Government, Communications, Mobility and cbs, their subsidiary for SAP from Heidelberg.