To ensure a smooth transition at the top of the company, the next four months will be used for the handover of all business affairs. As of 31 May 2017 Marika Lulay and Dr Jochen Ruetz as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will jointly form the Board of Managing Directors. Ulrich Dietz is and will remain the anchor shareholder of GFT Technologies SE.
Focus on digitalisation of the economy
“Since its foundation in 1987, Ulrich Dietz has decisively developed the company as its anchor shareholder and Managing Director/CEO. He had GFT listed on the stock exchange in 1999 and developed it into a leading technology partner for the financial sector. Ulrich Dietz laid the foundation for the future of GFT – we are grateful for his tireless commitment, ambitious vision and the courage to explore new ground time and again,” states Dr Paul Lerbinger. In the future, Ulrich Dietz will focus in particular on the digitalisation of the economy and technology policy in Germany and Europe. In addition, he will continue to develop the CODE_n ecosystem and strengthen GFT’s engagement in the area of innovation and technology. Also, the 59 year-old aims to become more actively involved as a private investor in promising venture capital projects that support innovative technology companies.
“I have always been committed to shaping the strategic development of GFT and to getting our stakeholders enthusiastic about digitalisation. As the future Chairman of the Administrative Board, I will be able to even better pursue this goal and at the same time take on new challenges. It is vital that we in Germany and Europe not get left behind when it comes to digitalisation,” states Dietz.