Our Management Board
Chief Executive Officer
Jürgen Höfling has been with the company since the beginning of June 2019. Previously, as Managing Director Europe at Rentokil Initial, he was responsible for the business in 14 countries. As Rentokil representative he was a member of the shareholder committee of the joint venture formed between CWS-boco and Initial in 2017 too. Prior to that, he held various management positions at Deutsche Post AG, most recently as CEO DHL Global Mail. He began his career in 1989 as a marketing and key account manager at Werner + Mertz, a medium-sized German company with well-known consumer brands such as Erdal and Frosch, after studying business administration.
Jürgen Höfling has been CEO of the CWS Group since June 1.
Chief Financial Officer
Heiko Karschti has been responsible for Corporate Finance in the CWS Group since January 2018, supervising Controlling, Accounting, Treasury, Corporate Audit and Corporate Legal. The economist began his career at Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH in 1994. Following posts at Haniel Rohr- und Kanalservice GmbH and in the holding company’s Controlling department, he moved to Haniel Bauindustrie (Xella from 2001) in spring 2000, where he held a number of different positions – most recently that of CFO.
Chief Divisional Officer Textile Care
Morten Haure-Petersen has been responsible for the company’s Textile Care division since March 2019. The German-Dane was formerly employed as Group Chief Commercial Officer for the shipping company Scandlines Group and Chief Executive Officer of the company for the German market. Prior to that, he held various managerial positions in the hospitality and catering sector.