SAL appoints Chief Information Officer to develop digital business

PRESS RELEASE – SAL Heavy Lift is taking further steps to strengthen and develop its digital landscape by creating a new executive function that focusses on information technology and digitalization. The company has appointed managing director Claas Matthies as the new Group Chief Information Officer (CIO).

The move aims to contribute to the increased profit growth and strategic development of SAL and owner Harren & Partner.

“Digitalization of business processes is becoming an ever more competitive parameter and we see great potential in developing our digital landscape even further from today. As a modern and dynamic shipping group, information technology plays a vital role in our further growth and development”, states Martin Harren, the CEO of SAL Heavy Lift.

Matthies will take on the leadership of the group’s digital strategy combined with responsibility for Group Accounting and Merger & Acquisition activities.

New CFO

 Alongside this new position comes the appointment of a new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), in the form of Soeren Bibow who joins SAL and Harren & Partner after a more than 20-year long career with leading German corporate banking institutions at which he oversaw shipping and maritime investments.

Soeren Bibow will take on the responsibility for the areas Financing, Treasury and Controlling and be part of the Group Executive Team.

The appointments are effective as of 6th January 2020.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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