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Rolls-Royce appoints new CEO

Rolls-Royce appoints new CEO

Rolls-Royce announces Andreas Schell has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS). Andreas will join Rolls-Royce later this year, reporting to Chief Executive Warren East, and take up his new position from 1 January 2017, succeeding Dr Ulrich Dohle who is retiring.

Andreas has a wealth of international leadership expertise, running large complex organisations involved in high-technology engineering across a number of sectors including aerospace and automotive in Germany, the UK and US. He has experience in operational transformation programmes, strategy and the development of new business models, products and markets. He joins Rolls-Royce from UTC Aerospace Systems and will work alongside Dr Dohle until the end of the year to ensure an effective transition.

Andreas Schell said, “I am very proud to be joining one of the world’s great engineering companies at an exciting time in its development. Rolls-Royce Power Systems has great prospects with strong positions in global markets. It has an impressive history and an excellent track record in delivering innovative products and satisfying customers. I look forward to meeting the team and working together with my new colleagues to secure the continued success of the business.”
Andreas is currently Vice President, Digital Strategy, for UTC Aerospace Systems with responsibility for creating new digital tools and services. He joined UTC in 2009 as Vice President, Engineering, for Aerospace Power Systems, before being appointed as President, Electric Systems and then President, Actuation & Propeller Systems.

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