New CHRO: HELLA appoints Stefanie Rheker as new member of the Management Board


FORVIA, the world’s seventh-largest supplier of automotive technology, combining the innovation skills of Faurecia and HELLA, is presenting its portfolio to address tomorrow's mobility requirements at the IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich: electrification of the powertrain, safe and automated driving, and a connected and flexible interior.


The keypoints in short

  • Entry into Management Board in the second quarter of 2024 at the latest
  • Many years of personnel experience and leadership skills in an international corporate environment


There, she will assume responsibility for the automotive supplier's global human resources management and will take up her role in the second quarter of 2024 at the latest. Human Resources is currently managed at Management Board level by Michel Favre in addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer.

Stefanie Rheker has many years of experience and leadership skills in human resources management. Since 2006, she has held various specialist and management positions at Arvato, a Bertelsmann subsidiary based in Gütersloh, which specialises in logistics services, among other things. There, the 44-year-old has held global responsibility for human resources as Chief Human Resources Officer since 2015. Previously, she worked for various other companies in Germany and the USA. 

"Only with qualified staff can a company be and remain successful. We are therefore delighted to have Stefanie Rheker, a proven expert in modern human resources management, join the HELLA Management Board in the key role of Chief Human Resources Officer. Together with the global management team as well as the employees worldwide, she will drive the successful further development of the company," says Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Ziebart, Chairman of the HELLA Shareholder Committee.

"Being able to take on responsibility for HELLA's global HR management as a member of the Management Board is a great honor. HELLA is an excellently positioned, technologically leading automotive supplier that can act even more strongly in the global FORVIA network. HELLA is thus excellently positioned for the future. I would like to help shape this path with future-oriented human resources management and look forward to working with the more than 36,000 colleagues worldwide," says Stefanie Rheker.

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