Jasmin Staiblin to become new Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH

Posted on June 11, 2021

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The Supervisory Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH has a new Chairwoman: Jasmin Staiblin was elected to the vacant position at an extraordinary supervisory board meeting on 11 June 2021. She succeeds Axel Arendt, who resigned from the position on 31 May.  

Jasmin Staiblin is one of the leading experts in the field of energy. She was CEO of the Swiss electricity service provider and energy producer Alpiq Holding Ltd from 2013 to 2018. Jasmin Staiblin began her career at the technology group ABB, where she held various global management positions, including CEO of ABB Switzerland Ltd from 2006 to 2012. A graduate in physics and electrical engineering, she is a member of several boards of directors, including Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Georg Fischer AG. Staiblin was a member of the Board of Directors of Rolls-Royce plc from 2012 to 2021.  

"The appointment of Jasmin Staiblin to the Supervisory Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems is a very important and valuable step for our business as we approach the energy transition and acceleration of our journey to Net Zero. I am delighted that she has agreed to take on the role of Chairwoman," says Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce plc. "With her personality and expertise, Jasmin Staiblin will be an excellent fit to help the transformation of Power Systems into a leading provider of integrated, sustainable solutions”.  

"I am looking forward to working with Jasmin Staiblin on the Supervisory Board," said Thomas Bittelmeyer, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and Chairman of the Works Council of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH. "As a supervisory body, we have an important and challenging task, especially in times of transformation. Together we will represent the interests of the employee and the capital side in this process."    

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers the power that matters to connect, power and protect society. We have
    pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by 2030
    [excluding product testing] and joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in 2020,
    affirming our ambition to play a fundamental role in enabling the sectors in
    which we operate achieve net zero carbon by 2050.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and
    employs around 9,000 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand
    high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy
    land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry as well as diesel
    and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous
    power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and
    leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 power and
    nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £11.76 billion in 2020 and we invested £1.25 billion on
    research and development. We also support a global network of 28 University
    Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of
    scientific research.


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