Louise Öfverström will become Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Nemetschek Group effective 1 January 2023. She takes over the previously held role by Dr. Axel Kaufmann, who is leaving the company amicably after a three-year period to pursue a new opportunity.
Louise Öfverström will also be responsible for IT and Legal and expand synergies in addition to a core function to streamline and optimize the Group’s financial processes.
Louise Öfverström brings two decades of financial leadership experience to her new position at Nemetschek, with past roles in finance and controlling, accounting, risk management, and business transformation.
Most recently, she was CFO at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. Prior to that, she was at ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, Clariant International Ltd., and Linde AG in leading financial roles.
Öfverström studied business administration at Lund University in Sweden and in Freiburg, Germany. She began her career after college as a consultant for KPMG in Munich in 1999.
The Supervisory Board of the Nemetschek Group has confidence that Öfverström is an experienced leader and can drive value at the Germany holding company, whose subsidiaries include global software leaders through AEC and Media and Entertainment.
At the same time, the Supervisory Board and Executive Board would like to thank Dr. Axel Kaufmann for his successful contribution over the last three years.
“On behalf of the entire company and the Executive Board, I would like to thank Axel and extend a warm welcome to Louise Öfverström,” said Yves Padrines, CEO of the Nemetschek Group. “Thanks to her international and extensive expertise in finance and experience in harmonizing internal processes within large business units as well as her focus on transformations and enhanced value generation across different industries, she is the perfect addition to the Executive Board team,” Padrines continued.
“The Nemetschek Group represents one of the most impressive growth stories in the international software industry and has the potential to keep growing strongly. I am excited to become a part of this success story and to be part of the Nemetschek Team. With the Group’s growing size and complexity, it will be important to actively organize the financial structure and steering in a way that provides optimal support for Nemetschek’s future growth and value generation,” said Louise Öfverström.
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