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Alexander Tan new CFO of KUKA AG

At an extraordinary meeting, the KUKA Supervisory Board appointed Alexander Tan as a member of the Management Board. He will assume the position of Management Board member responsible for Controlling and Finance (CFO) at KUKA Aktiengesellschaft on July 1, 2021.

21 June, 2021

"With his many years of international experience in finance, Alexander Tan brings the right prerequisites for a global company like KUKA. We look forward to a successful collaboration. In addition, we would like to thank Andreas Pabst for his dedication and outstanding work and look forward to continuing to work together", said Dr. Andy Gu, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KUKA AG.

Alexander Tan (50) grew up in the Netherlands and has held various finance leadership positions in his career, both in Europe and Asia. He worked for Philips for 15 years, including as CFO for the Automotive Lighting division.

From 2016 to 2018, Tan worked at China's Midea Group as deputy CFO, and most recently as CFO for Singapore-based supply chain solutions provider Goodpack. Having been a Supervisory Board member of KUKA AG from 2017 to 2019, he is already familiar with the company. 

Alexander Tan - image source: private

Tan, a Dutch national, succeeds current CFO Andreas Pabst, who will join Midea's Robotics and Automation division, one of Midea's five divisions, as CFO in July. Midea Group has been KUKA's main shareholder for four years. 

In addition, the Supervisory Board of KUKA Aktiengesellschaft had already decided in May to appoint CEO Peter Mohnen as chairman of the Management Board ahead of schedule until summer 2024. "KUKA has made a good start in 2021 and is on track for growth. I look forward to continuing on this course together with Alexander Tan and leading KUKA into a successful future," said Peter Mohnen, CEO of KUKA AG.

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