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Consulting Directors Benjamin Krischer and Henning Krug join executive team alongside returnee Michael Hertel 


Heidelberg, February, 21st, 2022cbs expands its management level. Benjamin Krischer and Henning Krug have already been part of the management team of the Heidelberg-based consulting company since the beginning of the year. Now, Michael Hertel is joining the leadership team. Both Consulting Directors Krischer and Krug have been with the company for many years and are among the most experienced consultants of the Heidelberg-based global player. Both have worked as project managers and program managers for numerous well-known industrial customers worldwide. Michael Hertel returned to cbs from the Rohde & Schwarz technology group on February 1. He had already worked for the consultancy as Consulting Director from 2004 to 2016. In addition to CEO Rainer Wittwen and Managing Directors Stefan Risse and Holger Scheel, the management team also includes Markus Geib, Oliver Dorsner and Jürgen Remmert.

Benjamin Krischer holds a degree in business administration and has been working in the Landscape Transformation unit at cbs since 2010. The Westphalian was instrumental in the further development of the strategic business unit, initially as Senior Manager for the Finance area, and since 2015 as Consulting Director for the entire business unit.

Henning Krug also comes from North Rhine-Westphalia. He joined cbs in 2007 as a trainee after completing his Master’s degree in International Business in Maastricht (Netherlands). He was then involved in major globalization projects in South America, India and Russia, both as a consultant and as a project manager. Today, he is head of the ERP business unit, responsible for S/4 projects, and global rollouts.

New members of the cbs management team (from left): Benjamin Krischer, Michael Hertel and Henning Krug.

“With their broad experience, extensive project know-how and deep knowledge of customer requirements in the international manufacturing industry, Benjamin Krischer and Henning Krug are a valuable addition to our Executive Team. They will help us to implement our Vision 2025 and achieve our ambitious goals. Both are role models for our entire consulting team. I have enjoyed working with them for many years in a spirit of trust,” explains CEO Rainer Wittwen.


Positive impact on cbs Vision 2025


SAP expert Michael Hertel is no stranger to cbs. Until five years ago, he worked for cbs as Consulting Director from the Munich location. Most recently, as global application manager at Rohde & Schwarz (13,000 employees, 2.3 billion euros in sales), a technology specialist headquartered in Munich, he was responsible for setting up and modernizing the entire division on a global scale and taking the employees along with him during this transformation.

Wittwen: “We are happy that we have gained such a versatile and recognized executive to expand the company’s management. The contact has actually never broken off. Michael knows us, has imbibed our DNA and has developed himself further in the industry over the last five years. This expertise will certainly help us in the development of cbs. I am sure that Michael will bring a lot of positive impulses and I am looking forward to working closely with him.”

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