Press release
Change in the Board of Executive Directors of K+S

Holger Riemensperger appointed as new member of the Board of Executive Directors

Kassel, 11.03.2021 
The Supervisory Board of K+S Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Mr. Holger Riemensperger (51) to the Board of Executive Directors of the Company. As of April 1, 2021, he will assume responsibility as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the management and further development of the Agriculture and Industry+ customer segments, and the Production and Engineering, Supply Chain as well as Health, Safety, Sustainability, Quality & Management System functions at K+S.

“We would like to sincerely welcome Mr. Holger Riemensperger to the K+S team. We have been able to attract an experienced manager to K+S with proven expertise in the fields of nutrition and health as well as comprehensive operating leadership experience, which he has gained at globally operating industrial companies. We are convinced to successfully promote the ongoing realignment of K+S with Mr. Riemensperger”, says Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Company. 

Mark Roberts (57), former COO of K+S and current CEO of U.S.-based Morton Salt, will assume new responsibilities within the  group of companies held by Stone Canyon Industries following the completion of the sale of the Americas operating unit expected by summer at the latest. 

“We would like to thank Mark Roberts for his significant contributions during the course of his 29-year career with K+S. As a dedicated leader, he has played a decisive role in shaping K+S, and we wish him success in his future endeavors and all the best personally,” continued Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer. 

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About K+S

K+S considers itself a customer-focused, independent supplier of mineral products for the Agriculture, Industry, Consumer, and Communities segments. Our more than 14,000 employees enable farmers securing the world's food supply, provide solutions that keep industries running, enrich consumers' daily lives, and ensure safety in winter. From production sites in Europe, North and South America, as well as through a global distribution network, we serve the ever-increasing demand for mineral products. We strive for sustainability, because we are deeply committed to our responsibility towards people, the environment, communities, and the economy in the regions where we operate. 

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