Rolf Buch serves as CEO of Vonovia SE since April 1, 2013.
Prior to that, Rolf Buch acted as management board member of Bertelsmann SE and as CEO of Arvato AG. During his time at Arvato, the company has grown into a global BPO service provider with more than 60,000 employees in over 40 countries and has developed into the fastest growing business division of Bertelsmann SE.
After Rolf Buch had studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration, he started his career at Bertelsmann in 1991.
Rolf Buch is married and has two children.
Member of the Management Board Klaus Freiberg
Klaus Freiberg has been a member of the Vonovia Management Board since February 1, 2010 and is responsible for the property management (customer care service, management and letting of portfolio).
In his various functions with Arvato Group (Bertelsmann) from 1995 until 2010 he supervised and optimized the service centres of Deutsche Post and Deutsche Telekom. His last position with Arvato Group was CEO. Klaus Freiberg is an expert in pronounced customer orientation.
He completed his degree in history, social sciences and economics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster (Westfalen) in 1990.
Klaus Freiberg is married with one child.
Member of the Management Board Dr. A. Stefan Kirsten
Dr. A. Stefan Kirsten was appointed as a member of the Vonovia Management Board since January 1, 2011 and has served Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since that time.
Prior to this position Dr.Kirsten was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with Majid Al Futtaiim Group LLC, a real estate development company focusing mainly on retail and entertainment ventures in the Emirates. Previous to that he held positions as Chief Financial Officer with both Metro AG and ThyssenKrupp AG in Germany. His professional career goes with his excellent reputation in the international financial market place as well as financial accounting and controlling.
Upon completing his masters degree in business economics at the FernUniversität Hagen and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany, he took his Doctorate at the Stanford Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University in California. Since 1995 he has taught at various universities in Germany and abroad. Dr. Kirsten was appointed to a professorship with the Westfaelische University in Gelsenkirchen in 2001.
Member of the Management Board Gerald Klinck
Since April 01, 2015 Gerald Klinck is member of the Management Board of Vonovia SE. As Chief Controlling Officer he is responsible for the Group's transactions inwards. This includes Controlling, Portfolio Controlling, Valuation, Supply Management and WEG business.
Gerald Klinck joined GAGFAH GROUP in 2011 as Head of Treasury. In 2012 he was appointed CFO of GAGFAH GROUP. At this time, he has worked in the real estate business for almost 15 years. He started his career at HSH Nordbank AG in 1997. In 2002 he became Head of Organizational unit 'holdings'.
In 2003 he was appointed CFO of HSH N REALESTATE CONSULTING. From 2006, he was employed at GEHAG GmbH and became Head of Corporate Controlling and Planning. He was subsequently appointed Head of Controlling and Planning at DEUTSCHE WOHNEN AG. In 2009, he became Board Member of DEUTSCHE WOHNEN.
Gerald Klinck is married and has a son and a daughter.
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