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Continental Appoints Katja Dürrfeld As Chief Financial Officer

Continental Appoints Katja Dürrfeld As Chief Financial Officer

Continental AG appointed Katja Dürrfeld (49) as the new Chief Financial Officer with effect from December 14, 2021. She is responsible for Group Finance and Controlling as well as Group Information Technology. As announced at the end of September, she will also be in charge of Finance and Controlling in the future automotive group sector starting January 1, 2022.

Dürrfeld succeeds Nikolai Setzer, who assumed the role within the Executive Board on an interim basis following the departure of Wolfgang Schäfer, as the company communicated on November 17, 2021. Since that time, Dürrfeld has already held the provisional management of these areas below the Executive Board.

The Supervisory Board also extended the appointment of Dr. Ariane Reinhart (52), Executive Board member for Human Relations and Sustainability and Director of Labor Relations, ahead of schedule. Having been due to expire in September 2022, her appointment has been extended by a further three years until September 2025. The duration of the appointment is in line with Reinhart’s life plans.

“With Katja Dürrfeld, we have appointed a very successful manager with deep ties to the company and a wealth of experience to head Finance and IT,” said Professor Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman of the Continental Supervisory Board.

Katja Dürrfeld started her career at Continental in 1997. The business administration graduate held several operational positions in IT, marketing, sales, logistics, auditing, and purchasing before taking over as head of Systems & Standards in the Continental Group’s Finance department in 2008. In 2013, she took over as head of Group Audit and in 2018 she switched to the ContiTech business area as head of Finance, Controlling, and IT.

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