January 29 2020

HELM names Stephan Schnabel Executive Chairman

Third Generation Member of the Schnabel Family to lead Hamburg-based HELM AG

International chemical marekting company HELM AG (Hamburg, Germany) announced recently that the Supervisory Board under Non-executive Chairman Dieter Schnabel has named Stephan Schnabel to the position of Chairman of the Executive Board (“Vorstandsvorsitzender”) effective 01. April 2020. He has been working for the family company since 1996. After an apprenticeship in Foreign Trade, he spent time in Düsseldorf, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey and was subseqeuntly promoted to the Executive Board in 2012.

Stefan Schnabel, who is the eldest son of Dieter Schnabel, will succeed current Executive Chairman Hans-Christian Sievers, who will step down after working more than 34 years for the company. Sievers has been Executive Chairman since 2012.


With Stefan Schnabel the third generation of the Schnabel family takes over the leadership of the company. The Schnabel family “aims to ensure that HELM remains a family company in the long term”, the announcement concluded. 


Source: Helm press release


HGE / DCG – 29.01.2020

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