Meier leaves BSH UK and Ireland to head up small appliances globally

German appliance giant BSH has announced that Andreas Meier will be stepping down from his role as chief executive of its UK and Ireland operation in February 2020.

The company, which manufactures the Bosch, Neff, Siemens and Gaggenau brands, said that Meier will be taking on a new role in February as executive vice-president and head of the consumer product division, with responsibility for its small domestic appliances business worldwide.

During his tenure as UK and Ireland CEO, BSH said that market share and revenues had both increased.

Commenting on his new role, Meier said: “While I am very excited to be taking up this role, I will also be leaving the UK and Ireland with some regret. Despite numerous challenges and uncertainties, we have enjoyed a huge amount of success in the past five years.

“The foundation of this has been the professionalism and collaborative culture of our employees as well as our exceptionally committed customer base, for which we are extremely grateful.

“During my time the whole team has worked hard to deliver extraordinary results for our company and, most importantly, a great service to our customers. I am extremely confident the UK and Ireland will continue to enjoy the success we have shared together in the coming years.”

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A successor to the position of UK and Ireland chief executive will be announced “in due course”.

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