ZBI Group has appointed Jörg Kotzenbauer as CEO of the Management Holding, effective 1 September 2019. He will take over the operative business from company founder Peter Groner, who will continue to actively support the company as chairman of the supervisory board of Management Holding.
Kotzenbauer joins from Union Asset Management Holding AG, which has held 49.9% of the ZBI Group for about two years. He will be primarily responsible for the strategic direction and management of ZBI's operating business. In particular, he will also look after the business of the capital management company as chairman of the supervisory board of ZBI Fondsmanagement AG.
Most recently, Kotzenbauer was responsible for strategy, corporate M&A, innovation management, market and competition research and strategic brand management in the corporate development of Union Investment. He initiated and supported the partnership of Union Investment with the ZBI Group and since 2017 has been a member of the supervisory board of ZBI's Management Holding.