Press release

Henner Böttcher is appointed new Chief Financial Officer at CLAAS

Henner Böttcher will take over responsibility for Finance, Controlling and Business Administration at CLAAS from 1st January 2022 and will join the Group Executive Board. He succeeds Hans Lampert, who will be retiring at the end of the year.

"We would like to express our thanks to Hans Lampert for 13 successful years at CLAAS, which have been characterised by growth and strong financial stability. His considerable personal commitment, foresight and expertise have won him great recognition within the company and by our business partners," explains Thomas Böck, Chairman of the CLAAS Group Executive Board. "At the same time, we are extremely pleased that we have been able to recruit Henner Böttcher, a manager with international experience for this important role."

Böttcher trained as a banker at Deutsche Bank and then studied business administration at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management specialising in banking management. While studying, he worked simultaneously at Deutsche Bank in corporate banking and then in the Global Markets division. He left the banking environment in 2003 and joined HeidelbergCement, where he initially worked as Assistant Group Treasurer and later as Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer. Böttcher took on the role of Group Treasurer in 2006 before moving to Texas in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer of Lehigh Hanson Inc, HeidelbergCement's North American subsidiary.

Henner Böttcher will join the CLAAS Group on 1st November for a two-month induction and handover period.