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Diversity in the management team


Velina Allerkamp takes over the Corporate Development division of the CWS Group

Duisburg, 11 April. The CWS-boco Group focuses on diversity: Velina Allerkamp joined the management team of the service provider as Head of Corporate Development at the beginning of March. She has extensive international experience and is now the fourth female member of the international management team of the CWS Group.

Most recently, Velina Allerkamp held the position of Head of Strategy at GEA Group, an MDAX-listed global mechanical engineering company. In this position she was responsible, among other things, for the strategic development of the company.

Velina Allerkamp was born in Bulgaria and studied International Business at Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences.  She began her career in 2005 in the M&A department of the Investment Bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Afterwards, Allerkamp joined the Boston Consulting Group, where she worked from 2009 to 2012 as a project manager in the Corporate Development & Corporate Finance Practice.

 "We are pleased that we were able to win Velina Allerkamp to head the Strategy and M&A departments of the CWS Group. The company will benefit from her extensive experience in all aspects of strategic development," reports Thomas Schmidt, CEO of the CWS Group.

 "I also welcome the increasing diversity of our management team. By networking different qualifications, gender, cultural and professional backgrounds, we promote innovation and thus the further development of the CWS Group," explains Schmidt.

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