Changes to the gfu Supervisory Board

Volker Klodwig succeeds Kai Hillebrandt – Mario Vogl joins the Board

On 31 May 2021, Kai Hillebrandt, Panasonic Germany, left the gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH Supervisory Board. The shareholders have appointed a new member to the Board: Mario Vogl, Chairman of the Board of Beko Grundig Deutschland GmbH.

The three members of the gfu Supervisory Board recently convened and elected Volker Klodwig, Executive Vice President of Sales at BSH Home Appliances, as the Board’s new chairman. Volker Klodwig has been a member of the gfu Supervisory Board since 2018.

“We would like to thank Kai Hillebrandt for his dedicated service as a member and Chairman of the gfu Supervisory Board. Particularly during a period dominated by the pandemic, he has encouraged our industry and especially gfu with his positive contributions. We wish him success in his new role,” says Volker Klodwig, Chairman of the gfu Consumer and Home Electronics GmbH Supervisory Board. Klodwig continues, “We have successfully recruited a high-profile manager from the industry in Mario Vogl, and as a result, the gfu Supervisory Board is once again fully staffed.”

Kai Hillebrandt joined the gfu Supervisory Board in 2018 and was elected as Chairman on 1 August 2020. Hillebrandt has been active in the consumer electronics industry for many years, until leaving his position as Managing Director at Panasonic DACH+NL on 31 May 2021 to take on a new role in another industry.

About gfu GmbH:

Founded in 1973 as the society for the promotion of consumer electronics (Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Unterhaltungselektronik), gfu GmbH organises the IFA, and now operates as gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH. Many leading brands in the consumer electronics and domestic appliance sectors are shareholders of gfu. With a goal of providing information about the trends and new developments in these markets, gfu also organises trade fairs.