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New CEO for thyssenkrupp Asia Pacific

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Vivek Bhatia has been selected as the new CEO of thyssenkrupp Asia Pacific effective 1 October 2016.

He succeeds Dr Stefan Schmitt, who will move to thyssenkrupp AG as Head of Human Resources Strategy, also effective 1 October.

Vivek Bhatia has been Head of Strategy, Markets and Development at the Regional Headquarters in Singapore since May 2014, before which, as part of the Boston Consulting Group for several years, he advised industrial businesses on their strategy and operations, in markets across the world and as part of Engineers India Ltd. gained extensive experience in the Oil & Gas Industry.

The Asia Pacific region includes several important growth markets for thyssenkrupp: large, comparatively well-established economies such as Australia and Japan, but also a large number of markets of varying sizes offering dynamic growth such as Indonesia and Vietnam. thyssenkrupp generated sales of €2 billion with customers in the region in the past 2014/2015 fiscal year and employs more than 4100 people there.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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