Joachim Birnthaler has been named the new CEO of TÜV SÜD's real estate and infrastructure division.
Birnthaler succeeds Dr. Ulrich Klotz, who will leave the company at his own request to seek new professional challenges after seven years in the position.
Birnthaler will continue to drive the division's internationalization and its alignment to changing market requirements.
“We will focus on further improving our range of services, moving towards building a suite of one-stop end-to-end solutions,” said Birnthaler.
Birnthaler joined TÜV SÜD in 2006. Since then he has held a variety of responsible executive positions at divisional and regional level within the group of companies. In October 2012 he was appointed CEO of the then newly established Global Customer Operations corporate function. In this position, he held responsibility for the development of TÜV SÜD's strategic key-account program.