Wascosa appoints Iris Hilb as the new CEO from 1st January 2023

Karel Novak, Published on 10/10/2022
Wascosa appoints Iris Hilb as the new CEO from 1st January 2023
@wascosa.ch

She will take over from Peter Balzer, the current CEO, who will continue to assist with the smooth implementation of Wascosa’s development strategy as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wascosa Holding.


Iris Hilb was previously Senior Vice President of Customer Service at DB Cargo AG and brings with her experience in sales, strategy, marketing, customer service, IT sales, and wagon management, as well as in services purchasing.

Her focus will be on taking forward the customer-focused strategy and growth and on successfully implementing the digital transformation, as well as lead Wascosa’s development following the recent acquisition of Wascosa by Vauban Infrastructure Partners and Swiss Life Asset Management AG.

Another member of the Executive Board, Irmhild Saabel (CSO and CBDO), will continue to lead the Sales and Business Development management divisions, both of which she has been successfully steering since May 2022, and will be responsible for the successful launching of innovative solutions to the market on time.

Wascosa will realign the existing business management divisions from 1st November 2022 to accelerate the digitalization of its businesses. Dominic Felice will become the new Chief Operation Officer (COO) and will take over from Markus Vaerst, who takes charge of the newly created "Automation-Digitalisation-Total Quality Management" (CDQO) business management division. As CFO, Stephan Kellmann will continue to be responsible for finance and organization. 

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