Taufkirchen, 18. January 2021 – HENSOLDT AG is reorganising its sales organisation: Stefan Hess, Head of Public Affairs, will now also be responsible for the Governmental Business Development for Germany, France and the UK as well as with the EU / NATO. Russell Gould, Managing Director of HENSOLDT UK, is taking over responsibility for the international Business Development to further strengthen HENSOLDT’s business in global growth markets. Both will become members of the Group Executive Committee and succeed Sabine Hipp, Head of Sales & Marketing, who is taking early-retirement after more than 35 years with the company. She will continue to serve the Executive Board as a Special Advisor until the end of March 2021.
Thomas Müller, CEO of HENSOLDT, said: "I like to thank Sabine Hipp for her outstanding work for HENSOLDT AG. There are only very few people who serve more than 35 years for just one company while shaping and developing it so strongly with their expertise and dedication. I am even more pleased that she will remain with us as a Special Advisor for some time. At the same time, I am pleased that with Stefan Hess and Russell Gould two very experienced and well respected colleagues will take over responsibility of our Business Development. This not only ensures a smooth transition for our customers, but also puts us in an excellent position for our national as well as international growth plans."
The sales organisation will be divided into two segments: Governmental Business Development and International Business Development. HENSOLDT thus is taking account of its global presence and increasingly international strategic orientation. With a stronger focus on the national and international markets HENSOLDT is moving even closer to its customers and can serve them even more individually.
Stefan Hess has been working for HENSOLDT since 2016 and has built up the Public Affairs department. He has many years of experience in industrial policy, customer needs and major programmes and in addition has an excellent network throughout the German and European defence industry.
Russell Gould has led the UK operations of HENSOLDT and its predecessor companies for more than 13 years. He has been involved in the strategic development of international business for more than 35 years. In addition to leading the International Business Development, he will continue to serve as the Group Managing Director for HENSOLDT UK.
HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the field of defence and security electronics with more than 150 years of heritage from companies like Carl Zeiss, Airbus, Dornier, Messerschmitt and Telefunken. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company is a German Champion with strategic leadership positions in the field of sensor solutions for defence and non-defence applications. HENSOLDT develops new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With more than 5,500 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of €1.11 billion in 2019. HENSOLDT has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since September 2020, where it is part of the SDAX share index.
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