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01. July 2020

Renowned IT and Energy Industry Expert Strengthens Arvato Systems Management

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Birgit Lichtenstein becomes a member of the Arvato Systems Executive Board


Gütersloh – Effective July 1, 2020, Birgit Lichtenstein, a recognized expert for IT in the energy industry, will join Arvato Systems' top management team. As a further managing director of Arvato Systems Perdata GmbH, she will share responsibility for the group's significantly expanded expanded utilities and public sector business with Hartmut Fries, managing director (CEO) of Arvato Systems Perdata GmbH.


After studying economics, Birgit Lichtenstein began her professional career in the RWE Group. She has held a variety of management positions in Germany and abroad and was responsible for the successful implementation of international IT transformation programs, both on the IT infrastructure and application side. She was also responsible for extensive sourcing decisions in the IT sector. After holding various positions, among others at RWE IT GmbH and RWE AG, she took over the role of Head of Performance Management and Head of Digital@Finance at the European energy company innogy SE, where she was also responsible for the topic of digitalisation and related process automation.


"I am very pleased that with Birgit Lichtenstein, we have been able to win an extremely experienced manager for Arvato Systems, who combines IT competence and many years of expertise in the energy industry," says Matthias Moeller, CEO of the Arvato Systems Group. "I wish her every success in her new environment and welcome her with great pleasure to Arvato Systems!”

About Arvato Systems

Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies through digital transformation. More than 2,800 staff in over 25 locations epitomize in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes and take on IT systems operation and support. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Our business relationships are personal; we work with our clients as partners, so that together we can achieve long-term success. arvato-systems.com 

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