Dr Jörg Stratmann will join Rolls-Royce on 15 November 2022 reporting to CEO Warren East as part of the wider Executive Team, the company said today (20 September).
Stratmann, who holds a doctorate in industrial engineering, was most recently CEO and chairman of the executive board of the automotive supplier Mahle GmbH. Previously, he held various international positions for Siemens AG and leading positions at Mahle.
Commenting, East said Stratmann brings ‘extensive experience of the energy transition and how it opens up valuable growth opportunities’.
East said: ‘He also has a record of driving operational performance and efficiency improvements, which will assist Power Systems as it continues to sharpen its focus on the profitability of the core mtu business.
Tufan Erginbilgic – who, as previously reported by ship.energy’s sister publication Bunkerspot, left his role as chief executive of bp’s Downstream segment at the end of March 2020 – will take over as Rolls-Royce CEO from 1 January 2023 and was closely involved in the recruitment process.
‘I look forward to working with Jörg and the wider team at Power Systems as we deliver profitable growth from the strong order book and generate further value from its strategic move to more sustainable power solutions,’ said Erginbilgic.
Stratmann succeeds Andreas Schell, who on 7 April 2022 announced his decision to stand down.
Separately, Rolls-Royce also announced that Dr Andreas Strecker will join Power Systems as Chief Financial Officer from 1 December 2022. Both Stratmann and Strecker will join the Rolls-Royce Power Systems Management Board which includes Dr Thelse Godewerth, as Labour Director and Chief People Officer, and Dr Otto Preiss, as Chief Operating Officer.