“In a market dominated by the technology shift to LEDs, we are leveraging Group-wide synergies and making targeted investments in the innovative power of the Zumtobel Group. The company is in a very sound financial position and the foundations on which to build further growth are in place. With our new service offering “NOW” we are offering our customers a very attractive model that will cut their lighting costs and save energy. This package delivers a complete solution, from lighting design via financing to installation and maintenance. Without having to make any upfront investment in their lighting system, from the very first minute the customer benefits from an energy-efficient, state-of-the-art lighting solution and, as a direct result, from instant cost savings through lower energy consumption. We are going to continue along this successful path, enabling our customers to hand over responsibility for all aspects of lighting to an experienced partner in the shape of the Zumtobel Group.”
Karin Sonnenmoser has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Zumtobel Group since 1 May 2014. She is appointed for a three-year term until 30 April, 2017. The contract has been extended prematurely until 30 April 2020.
Karin Sonnenmoser, who was born in 1969 in Biberach an der Riss (Germany), studied Business Administration at the University of Augsburg in Germany and during her course also earned an MBA from the University of Dayton in Ohio, USA. She started her career at Volkswagen AG in 1995 and has held numerous positions in Group Finance. From 2002 to 2006, she was the head of the General Secretariat for the Volkswagen Brand Group and was also the General Secretary of the CEO of Volkswagen AG in this position. During the period from 2007 to 2010 she was initially appointed Managing Director and subsequently Chair of the Management Board of AutoVision GmbH. Following till 2014, Sonnenmoser held the position of Managing Director of Finance and Controlling at Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH, Gläserne Manufaktur GmbH and Volkswagen Bildungsinstitut GmbH in Zwickau.
Additional functions or inter-company relations outside the Zumtobel Group: member of the supervisory board (chairwoman of the auditing board) of Vivantes – Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH, Berlin (Germany) since 25 February 2014, substitute member on the supervisory board of Schweizer Electronic AG, Schramberg (Germany)