Effective from December 31st, 2021, Matthias Bechtold will step down as CEO of Darmstadt-based Wasa AG. He will be succeeded by Peter Webel, who has already been a member of the Management Board since then – alongside Tobias Hess.
Bechtold will move to the Supervisory Board of Wasa AG, which he will chair, on January 1st, 2022. Bechtold will retain his position as a shareholder even leaving the operating business and will thus remain – alongside Peter Webel – one of two owners of the Wasa Group.
“As a shareholder and future Chairman of the Supervisory Board, I have a double interest in ensuring that Wasa continues to operate as successfully in the market as it has over the past 60 years. With the new top management, I see the group excellently positioned for the future,” says the outgoing CEO.