Duisburg, September 1, 2021 – CWS, a holistic solution provider for Hygiene, Workwear, Fire Safety, Cleanrooms and Healthcare, announces Velina Allerkamp as its new Chief Divisional Officer Hygiene (CDO). Allerkamp takes over the business of CWS Hygiene International GmbH and reports directly to Jürgen Höfling, CEO of the CWS Group. Allerkamp is thus returning to CWS: in March 2019, she had assumed the role of Head of Corporate Development here before moving to Haniel Holding, where she accompanied the realignment of the company. Most recently, she was responsible for the Progress division at Haniel as Investment Partner.
Jürgen Höfling, CEO of the CWS Group: “We are delighted to have won Velina Allerkamp for this key position within the CWS Group. Velina brings a wealth of international experience in strategy development as well as portfolio management and will be instrumental in driving the growth of the Hygiene Division.”
Commenting on her new role as CDO Hygiene, Velina Allerkamp adds: “I am looking forward to helping shape CWS' journey to become the leading service provider of innovative and sustainable hygiene solutions. The Hygiene Division has a strong foundation. In the current economic climate, we can seize growth opportunities and leverage the great potential of the business."
Velina Allerkamp takes over CWS Hygiene from Björn Kablitz, who led the division on an interim basis since September 2020. Jürgen Höfling, CEO of the CWS Group, thanks Björn Kablitz for the good cooperation: “Björn took over the division during a very challenging time and excellently steered it through the pandemic. On behalf of the whole CWS we would like to thank Björn for this accomplishment and wish him all the best for the future.”
Allerkamp started her career in 2005 in investment banking at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Velina Allerkamp then worked as Head of Strategy at the mechanical engineering company GEA and as a project manager in the Corporate Development & Corporate Finance Practice of the Boston Consulting Group before starting at the CWS parent company Haniel.
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. With its service model, the company follows the idea of circular economy in all areas: Materials are reduced, reused and recycled in a resource-saving manner. CWS summarises this understanding of sustainability and all associated activities under one central guiding principle: Think Circular!
CWS is a brand of CWS International GmbH and its subsidiaries. The group currently employs around 11,000 people in 15 countries. In 2020, the company generated a turnover of 1.242 billion euros. CWS International GmbH and its subsidiaries are owned by Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH.