Diversity in the management team

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

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11 April 2019

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.


About CWS

With innovative, sustainable and digital rental solutions, CWS contributes to a healthier and safer tomorrow. The CWS range is divided into products and services in the areas of Hygiene, Floor Care, Workwear, Fire Safety, Cleanrooms and Healthcare. Since April 2019, all service areas of the company are operating as an integrated system provider under the name of CWS.

CWS is a brand of CWS-boco International GmbH and its subsidiaries. The group currently employs around 10,800 people in 16 countries. In 2017, the CWS-boco Group generated a turnover of 970 million euros. Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH holds 82 per cent of the shares and Rentokil Initial plc 18 per cent.


Laura Plischke

CWS International GmbH

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