Lorenz Zimmerman appointed as director of Jebsen Industrial Business Unit.
Jebsen Group (Jebsen) is stepping up its commitment to the region with the appointment of Lorenz Zimmerman as director of the Industrial Business Unit. An industry veteran, Mr Zimmerman will be responsible for the various industrial divisions in their provision of industrial, scientific and technological products, systems and services for a diverse range of sectors.
“The appointment of Lorenz is a timely boost for Jebsen Industrial during these challenging times,” said Mr Helmuth Hennig, group managing director, Jebsen. “He is a highly-experienced individual with in-depth industry knowledge and a global perspective. The Industrial Business Unit has played a strong role in bolstering Jebsen’s presence in the region. Now, with Lorenz on board, Jebsen Industrial will soar to even greater heights.”
Zimmerman will be tasked to create more synergy between the four divisions under Jebsen Industrial – The China Trade Division, The Packaging & Projects Division, The Technical Division and The Specialty Chemicals Division. He will also focus on business development for the China market in key growth sectors and improving customer focus and orientation for Jebsen Industrial.
Zimmerman brings a wealth of experience to the position. He joined Jebsen in 2008 as director of Corporate Development. In this position he was responsible for a series of strategic projects.
Prior to this, he spent over 19 years working with Siemens in various international assignments, including head of International Procurement Office of Siemens in Hong Kong, where he opened up the Chinese sourcing market for the company. He also served as general manager of Siemens Transportation Services Divisions, CEO of Siemens Ireland and CFO of Global Shared Services, where he implemented a productivity programme that resulted in multimillion Euro savings for the company.
Born in Germany, Zimmermann was educated in Tanzania, Germany and England. He holds a Bachelor degree in European Business Administration from Middlesex University, London and the Fachhochschule Reutlingen.