Berlin, 14/12/2018 – As of 1 January 2019, Sylvia Borcherding will be the new 50Hertz Chief Human Resources Officer. On 4 December, she was appointed by the Board of Directors at the recommendation of the Industrial Union for Mining, Chemistry and Energy (IG BCE) and made a member of the Extended Management Team. In the past couple of years, the 52-year-old has held leading positions in the Metro group, at healthcare provider IAS and at outsourcing specialist Capita. Most recently, she worked as a freelance organisational consultant. She succeeds Dr Katharina Herrmann, who exchanged her position at 50Hertz to become Head of HR at Hubert Burda Media in Munich in the summer of 2018.
50Hertz CEO Boris Schucht considers Sylvia Borcherding the perfect match for 50Hertz’s corporate culture: “She will be able to give the company valuable impulses, especially considering her experience in health & safety as well as in the field of IT,” said Schucht.
Dr Lutz Pscherer, employee representative in the 50Hertz supervisory board and president of the general works council, is certain that the close and good cooperation between employee participation and company management will continue with the new Chief HR Officer.
According to Sylvia Borcherding, who currently lives in Cologne, 50Hertz has an exceptional corporate culture: “I wish to maintain and further this extraordinary togetherness,” said the HR expert. “I will especially focus on the joint projects with Elia. The particularities and interests of 50Hertz should find their place within the Group.”
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50Hertz takes care of the operation and expansion of the transmission network with more than 1000 employees. The company is responsible for the management of the overall electricity system in the German Länder of Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. As a transmission system operator at the heart of Europe, 50Hertz stands for the secure integration of renewable energies, the development of the European electricity market and the maintenance of a high standard of supply security. The shareholders are the Belgian transmission system operator Elia (80 percent) and the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW, 20 percent). As a European transmission system operator, 50Hertz is part of the Elia Group and a member of the European association ENTSO-E.