Winning together

Winning together

Together, we create the best solutions

DEKRA will therefore consistently network the knowledge and experience
of the people in the company. Because together the create the optima, solutions,
designed to meet changing and growing customer expectations.
The timing of this step could not be better: After 15 years of continuous
growth, DEKRA is a strong company in every respect – economically sound,
globally positioned, with high competence and acceptance in all business areas.
At the beginning of the 2019 fiscal year, we continued to expand our
organization to include the Automotive, Industrial and Personnel business units,
with the target operating model (TOM 2020) instead of the previous structure:
Today, our global service offering is structured in eight Service Divisions and
eight regions. In this way, we network our competences on a global scale, and
can better meet the needs of our markets and customers. This applies to traditional
business areas such as vehicle inspection, but above all, enhances the
potential that digitalization opens up for us.

Thanks to the new basic organization, we will be able to fulfill our mission of providing safety even better in future and continue to grow sustainably.

I firmly believe: Thanks to the our new basic organisation, we can better
fulfill our statutory mission of safety in the future and continue to grow sustainably. Our organizational development is also an important step towards realizing our vision of becoming the global partner for a safe world in the three
key areas of life on the road, at work and at home by 2025. With TOM 2020, we have created the conditions for continuing our long-term growth in 2019 and beyond. To that end, we will further develop the content of our services and offer them in around 60 countries on all continents. Safety is a basic human need, which is why we are also enthusiastic about it in 2019. That’s how we win together.

Safe from the ground up

Thoughtleaders in Safety

Since its founding in 1925, DEKRA has been a successful
corporate endeavor in the name of safety. Winning together is our
own tradition. Already from the beginning, our self-image grew
from being a Thoughtleader in safety – at that time mostly with
strong relation to the vehicle safety due to the strongly increasing
motorization of road traffic in the 1920s. In the following decades,
we developed the vehicle testing firm into a broad-based expert
organization with competence in the three key areas of life on the
road, at work and at home.

Today, DEKRA is a broad-based expert organization with expertise in the three key areas of life on the road, at work and at home.

Systematically expanding areas of expertise

DEKRA has systematically expanded its expertise, especially
in the past 15 years of growth, and has opened up many new
markets both in Germany and internationally. We recognized the
safety megatrend early on. This allowed us to quickly establish
ourselves as a leading supplier in growth markets such as industrial,
material and product testing. Furthermore, we systematically
expanded our fleet management business as well as organizational
and process safety.

In view of the digital transformation of the economy and
society today, one focus of our strategic focus lies in safety issues
relating to networked mobility. We are Thoughtleaders in areas
such as cyber security and wireless connectivity. We are currently
building the largest manufacturer-independent test center for automated
driving in Europe in the new Federal States at the Lausitzring
in Klettwitz near Dresden.

Transformation into A global player

DEKRA has transformed itself over 15 years of steady and
healthy growth: from a company with a focus on Germany, France
and other European countries, to a globally successful group with
activities in around 60 countries. Its ascent to global player since
the beginning of the 2000s is reflected in selected key figures:

  • Sales more than tripled
  • Number of employees quadrupled
  • Number of employees outside Germany increased over 19-fold
  • Market entry in more than 30 new countries
  • Foreign sales grew almost 21 times over
  • Over 100 acquisitions
  • One billion Euro from new services

Excellently Positioned

Following its transformation into a global player, DEKRA
stands in an excellent position to sustainably participate in and
continue to grow in the safety and digitalization megatrends. With
our new organizational structure and orientation, the Target Operating
Model 2020 (TOM 2020), we have set the course for the
future. We will exploit our multi-faceted opportunities. With the
new structure of eight Service Divisions and eight regions, we are
creating a global network of experts and expertise. Through
interaction and collaboration across national and professional
boundaries, we use technology change to foster an inspiring and
technology-friendly environment internally, and to develop digital
business models.

Innovative solution provider

We are moving from a position of being experts on specific
products and services to being a provider of innovative solutions.
For our customers, we reduce the complexity resulting from rapid
technological development and increasing regulatory requirements.
Thanks to our clear understanding of their needs, we become the
safety partner on a global scale.

Winning together

– our team stands –

And to learn how we already network expertise to the benefit of our customers, see page 20.

DEKRA Management Team

1 Frédéric Schmitt
Head of Region North-West Europe, Executive Vice President, DEKRA Group

2 Toni Purcaro
Head of Region Central East Europe & Middle East, Executive Vice, President DEKRA Group

3 Yvonne Bolach
Executive Vice President, DEKRA Group, Accounting

4 Jörg Mannsperger
Executive Vice President
DEKRA Akademie Group Germany

5 Lothar Weihofen
Executive Vice President
DEKRA Group, Service Division, Consulting

6 Roman Zadrozny
Executive Vice President
DEKRA Group, Service Division, Audits

7 Bert Zoetbrood
Head of Region South America, Executive Vice President, DEKRA Group

8 Fernando Hardasmal
Executive Vice President
DEKRA Group, Service Division, Product Testing

9 Eric A. Labe
Head of Region North America, Executive Vice President, DEKRA Group

10 Sophie Dominjon
Head of Region South-West Europe, Executive Vice President, DEKRA Group

11 Stephan Heigl
Executive Vice President
DEKRA Group, Communications & Brand Management

12 Joakim Wikeby
Executive Vice President DEKRA Group, Service Division, Industrial Inspection

13 Wolfgang Linsenmaier
Member of the Management Board, DEKRA SE, CFO, HR and IT

14 Stefan Kölbl
Chairman of the Management
Board DEKRA e.V. and DEKRA SE, CEO

15 Clemens Klinke
Member of the Management Board, DEKRA SE, COO, Regions and Sales, Head of Region Germany

16 Dietmar Metzger
Executive Vice President
DEKRA Group, Service Division, Training

17 Ivo Rauh
Member of the Management Board, DEKRA SE, CTO, Services and Innovation

18 Jann Fehlauer
Executive Vice President
DEKRA Automobil GmbH Germany

19 Suzana Bernhard
Executive Vice President
DEKRA Group, Service Division, Temp Work

20 Ulrich Rothfuchs
Executive Vice President, DEKRA Group, Legal, Compliance & Data Protection

21 Stan Zurkiewicz
Head of Region East & South Asia, Executive Vice President, DEKRA Group

22 Guido Kutschera
Executive Vice President, DEKRA Automobil GmbH Germany

23 Dr. Kerim Galal
Executive Vice President DEKRA, Group, Strategy & Innovation

24 Mike Walsh
Head of Region Southern Africa & Oceania, Executive Vice, President DEKRA Group

25 Wim Ter Voert
Executive Vice President, DEKRA Group, Service Division, Claims & Expertise

26 Kai Varnai
Executive Vice President, DEKRA Group, HR

27 Nicolas Bouvier
Executive Vice President
DEKRA Group, Service Division, Vehicle Inspection

28 Mark Thomä
Executive Vice President, DEKRA Group, Marketing & Sales

29 Marcel Vogelmann
Executive Vice President, DEKRA Group, Controlling