As of January 1, 2021, Donald Weir will join ELG Haniel GmbH as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding Detlef Drafz.
“I am very happy to welcome Donald to the Haniel Group. He is a recognized international leader with a hands-on management approach and a proven track record in growing companies. This will allow us to further accelerate the transformation of ELG”, says Thomas Schmidt, CEO of Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH.
“It is an honour to join ELG on the journey to realize its huge potential. I look forward to meeting the team, working together to drive the recovery from the impact of COVID-19 and finding new ways to enhance the strong customer relationships”, says Donald Weir.
Donald graduated from Cambridge and studied electrical and control engineering at Imperial College, London & Oxford. He has undertaken leadership roles in a number of companies (Siemens, E.ON, thyssenkrupp) with a focus on transforming businesses consisting of networks of local operations to deliver growth and increase profitability. In his role at thyssenkrupp, Donald led the design & global deployment of digital solutions for customers and increased productivity in an industrial service business.