The EOS Group is about to make changes to its management team: Justus Hecking-Veltman, CFO and Managing Director of EOS Holding GmbH, will leave the company on August 1, 2024, to take on other challenges. His successor will be Dr Eva Griewel, who holds a doctorate in economics.

Justus Hecking-Veltman, 56, began his career in the Otto Group in 1994 in Group Controlling. In 1998, he moved to OTTO, where he was most recently Director of Controlling and Accounting. He has been Chief Financial Officer of EOS since 2007.

"I would like to thank Justus Hecking-Veltman most sincerely for his successful work as CFO of the EOS Group. He has made a significant contribution to the fact that the Group has grown many times over during his term of office and has reliably generated very high earnings contributions for the Otto Group. I am pleased that Justus Hecking-Veltman will remain associated with the Otto Group and will continue his work as a freelancer on the advisory boards of Frankonia and Systain," says Petra Scharner-Wolff, Group Executive Board Member for Finance, Controlling and Human Resources.

Justus Hecking-Veltman sums up: "I can look back on 17 great and successful years at EOS. I would like to thank all my colleagues in the EOS Group and also in the Otto Group for the trusting cooperation and Petra Scharner-Wolff and Alexander Birken for the confidence they have placed in me. At the same time, I wish my successor
Dr. Eva Griewel all the best and a lucky hand in her new role."
The successor to the CFO position is very familiar with EOS. Eva Griewel, 46, who holds a PHD in economics, initially started her career at Deloitte. She then worked at EOS from 2008 to 2020, first as an assistant to the CEO and later as SVP of Division Management Western Europe. After taking parental leave, she joined the Hamburg-based Buss Group as CFO in 2022. "I am delighted to be returning to EOS and to have the trust placed in me to continue writing this impressive success story," says Griewel. "There is still a lot of potential in the Group and, together with the team, I would like to make a significant contribution to further profitable growth in these extremely challenging times."

Petra Scharner-Wolff emphasises: "In Dr. Eva Griewel, we have gained an experienced financial expert for the EOS Board of Directors who has known the company for many years. These are the best prerequisites for the continued successful development of the EOS Group.”

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