New CEO at GKD Group

With the change at the highest level of the organisation, the fourth generation of the Kufferath family has now taken over the reins of the GKD Group. Lara Kufferath (pictured below) has succeeded her father, Stephan Kufferath, and her uncle, Ingo Kufferath, who have been in charge of the company since 1983.

From July, she will be the first CEO in GKD Group history to run the company in a hybrid executive model together with Daniel Holstein (CTOO) and Ilonka von Bodman (CFO).

Lara Kufferath has been a member of the Management Board since 2021, most recently holding responsibility for the company’s digital transformation and innovation processes. Under her leadership, the GKD Group will continue to focus keenly on the topics of digitalization, internationalization, and sustainability. At the same time, Lara Kufferath has her sights set on doubling the Group’s global sales revenues by 2027.

Kufferath noted, “I’m really looking forward to continuing the great work my family has done for the company over the years and to steering the GKD Group toward a sustainable and strong future. As an owner-run family business, it has always been our aspiration to act with foresight. We wish to make our own contribution to making our world healthier, cleaner, and safer with innovative products and responsible corporate action.”

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