Christoph Schell becomes new COO, Swetlana Heck takes over as Head of Internal Audit.

As of January 1, 2021, Christoph Schell has assumed the position of Chief Operating. He is thus responsible for the newly established "Operations & Data" division. His responsibilities include the areas of operational organization, process, data and project management.

Christoph Schell previously held the position of Head of Internal Audit at MSIGEU. In this position, he conducted audits at all European subsidiaries. Prior to this, the 41-year-old business graduate held various specialist and management positions at the consulting firms Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

Klaus M. Przybyla, CEO of MSIGEU, said: "We want to further drive the topic of digitalization at our company by bundling important tasks such as end-to-end process management, data governance and in-house consulting in a team led by our COO. I am very pleased that we can fill the position with Christoph from our own ranks and thus contribute to the further development of our employees."

The position of Head of Internal Audit thus vacated has been taken over by Swetlana Heck since January 1, 2021. Ms. Heck was previously Head of Internal Controls & Compliance at the personnel services provider Adecco. The 39-year-old business graduate has several years of experience in the field of internal auditing. She gained this at thyssenkrupp AG and the consulting firm Ernst & Young, among others.

Klaus M. Przybyla is pleased with the personal decision: "With Swetlana Heck, we have gained an internationally experienced manager for our team, who will further expand the Internal Audit division with her professional and leadership expertise."