Dirk Niebel to take up international duties at Rheinmetall starting in 2015
Former German government minister Dirk Niebel will be joining Rheinmetall AG of Düsseldorf in January 2015. He will support the Rheinmetall Group’s Executive Board in all questions and matters relating to global strategy-making and expanding international ties at governmental level. Mr Niebel was Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development from 2009 to 2013.
Listed on the German MDAX exchange, Rheinmetall AG serves the global automotive industry and meets the defence technology needs of many nations. With over 23,000 employees worldwide, Group sales last year came to €4.6 billion. During the past decade, Rheinmetall has pushed forward with its strategy of internationalization in both sectors, and now has some 45 development and production locations outside of Germany. Besides Europe, Rheinmetall has a major presence above all in the United States and Canada, China, India, Brazil and Mexico as well as in Japan, Australia and South Africa. In 2013 international sales accounted for some 72% of total Group revenue. The Rheinmetall Executive Board recently made it clear that the Group will continue to press ahead with its systematic strategy of internationalization.
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