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Press Release

01. July 2020

Renowned IT and Energy Industry Expert Strengthens Arvato Systems Management


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 in Digital Transformation. About 3,100 staff in over 25 locations stand for 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. Through our strong strategic partner network with global top players such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, and SAP, we continuously strengthen our know-how and leverage the most advanced technology. We Empower Digital Leaders. 

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