As of January 1, 2021, Paul Bethge is appointed member of the management board of ESE Engineering und Software-Entwicklung GmbH (ESE GmbH). He succeeds Clemens M. Seifert, who retired on 31.12.2020 after more than 17 successful years as managing director. As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), he will take over the commercial management of ESE and will also be responsible for human resources, recruitment and in-house IT.
Paul Bethge (35) has studied International Technical Business Administration and began his career in the commercial project management at DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH (DB E&C). Most recently, he was Commercial Manager for the Southern and Southeastern Germany regions and was responsible for DB E&C's locations in Munich, Nuremberg, Erfurt, Leipzig and Dresden with around 900 employees. Paul Bethge thus brings extensive management and leadership experience to ESE.
"With Paul Bethge, we are winning an experienced manager for our team. We will benefit from his knowledge and experience. I look forward to working with him and wish both him and us much success together" said Klaus Janz, Chief Executive Officer of ESE GmbH.
"Paul Bethge has proven his commercial management competence in various fields of activity at DB E&C. I am therefore very pleased that he will be taking on future responsibilities at ESE, the latest addition to the DB E.C.O. Group," said Niko Warbanoff, CEO DB E.C.O. Group / DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH and shareholder of ESE GmbH.
Clemens Seifert: "The smooth transition with Paul Bethge as successor in the position of Chief Financial Officer has been effectively ensured. Many thanks to my colleagues as well as to the great team. I look forward to my successor receiving the same support as I had the pleasure to experience. I wish Paul Bethge and ESE all the best in the future!"