Dr Mark-Ken Erdmann will join Rickmers Holding in Hamburg as Deputy CFO as of 1 July 2012.
In this position, he will be responsible for a broad range of corporate functions including Accounting & Controlling, Tax, IT, Human Resources, Legal Affairs, as well as Mergers & Acquisitions. He will report to Dr Ignace Van Meenen, who in addition to his role as CFO, was recently nominated Deputy CEO of the Rickmers Group.
Dr Erdmann is joining Rickmers from Bertelsmann AG, where he has been CIO and Member of the Corporate Centre Board, as well as CEO of the in-house consulting division “Bertelsmann Business Consulting”. Dr Erdmann reported directly to Bertelsmann Group’s CEO, Dr Thomas Rabe. Between 2005 and 2008, he was Senior Vice President responsible for Projects and Policies within the Bertelsmann Group’s Corporate Financial Reporting. Before joining Bertelsmann in 2003, Dr Erdmann gained more than four years of cross industrial experience at Ernst & Young AG and finished his PhD in Management Accounting. In October 2011 he was also nominated for an Honorary Professorship by the academic senate of Leipzig Graduate School of Management.