Villeroy & Boch will expand its management board as of January 1, 2023. Esther Jehle takes over the newly created board function HR/organizational development and is appointed chief HR officer while Dr Peter Domma takes over the newly created management board responsibility for digitalization/IT.

Villeroy & Boch says it intends to make even greater use of the dynamic changes in the world of work and digitization as an opportunity for sustainable, profitable growth. Therefore, Esther Jehle and Dr. Peter Domma, two senior leaders from the company’s own ranks, have been appointed to the management board as of 1 January 2023. They will represent two newly created functions of great importance for the future success of the company.

Esther Jehle

Esther Jehle will be responsible for the new HR/organizational development function on the management board as chief human resources officer (CHRO). She will continue in her previous role as global head of HR.

At the same time, Dr. Peter Domma will be appointed to the management board as chief digital officer (CDO). He is responsible for the newly created digitalization/IT function. The new function will combine the digital unit, currently headed by Peter Domma, and corporate IT under one roof.

Peter Domma

“The supervisory board is pleased to appoint Esther Jehle and Dr. Peter Domma to the management board of Villeroy & Boch AG. We wish them every success in their new responsibilities. We are proud that two managers from our company’s own ranks are taking this step. Both have demonstrated impressively that they are able to provide fresh ideas and drive impactful initiatives for sustainable change and take their teams along with them on this journey. This is of great importance in the process of digital transformation and the motivation and development of our employees,” says Andreas Schmid, chairman of the supervisory board of Villeroy & Boch AG.

“For successful growth, we need a high level of digitization as well as engaged people. We will now be driving both issues even more strongly on management board level. I look forward to working with our expanded management board and inspire new momentum in these fields, which are crucial for us,” said Frank Göring, CEO of Villeroy & Boch.

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