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GfK Hires HR and Technology Leaders

August 21 2017
GfK has appointed Jutta Suchanek as Chief Human Resources Officer and Benjamin Jones as Chief Technology Officer. Both take on newly created roles, and will become members of the firm's Executive Leadership team.

Jutta Suchanek and Benjamin JonesSuchanek has spent the past three years as Chief HR Officer and member of the Executive Leadership Team at tableware manufacturer WMF Group, before which she held a variety of HR positions at agribusiness Syngenta in Singapore and Basel. During her career, she has gained experience in integrating international teams and ensuring close collaboration between different business units. She takes up the new role on 1st October.

Jones most recently served as CTO at global media organization Euromoney Institutional Investor. He started his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers working across several industries, before taking up senior technical roles in both media and insurance businesses. At GfK, he will lead all technical functions, including the IT and Data & Technology divisions, after he joins on 1st September.

CEO Peter Feld comments: 'With Jutta Suchanek, GfK has secured the services of yet another skilled executive with a wealth of experience. Our company will significantly benefit from her international experience, her expertise in managing transformation processes and her valuable skills in talent acquisition and development. I am convinced that the appointment of Benjamin Jones is an important step to promote digitalization across our organization. With his digital expertise and excellent knowledge across both B2B and B2C companies, he will help us to develop even more agile, innovative and effective solutions for our clients'.

Web site: www.gfk.com .