DR.THOMAS OLEMOTS CEO OF BECHTLE AG- BWM TOP 100 INNOVATION CEO
Updated: May 25, 2022
THOMAS OLEMOTS CEO OF BECHTLE AG HAS BEEN SELECTED BY THE JUDGES OF BUSINESS WORLD MAGAZINE'S ANNUAL AWARDS TO BE A RECIPIENT OF THE TOP 100 CEOS IN INNOVATION AWARD 2021. THIS SELECTION FOLLOWS A STRINGENT PROCESS THAT EVALUATED OVER 40,000 NOMINEES TO SELECT THE EXCLUSIVE LIST OF 100 WINNERS.
Dr. Thomas Olemots CEO of Bechtle AG, Dr. Thomas Olemotz is responsible for the departments of Finance, Controlling & Risk Management, Human Resources & People Development, IT, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal & Compliance, as well as Logistics & Service. Born in 1962 in the German state of Hesse, he is married and the father of two adult children. After completing his studies in business administration, he began his career as a research associate at the University of Gießen. Following his doctorate degree, he became the assistant to the Board of Directors of Westdeutsche Landesbank before serving as head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mittelstandsberatung, a consultancy company for medium-sized companies and subsidiary of Deutsche Bank. He then moved to Delton AG as the head of Corporate Development before joining group-company Microlog Logistics AG as CFO. In March 2007, he became Bechtle AG’s Chief Financial Officer before becoming Spokesman of the Executive Board in January 2009 and CEO in June 2010.
The 58-year-old has been on the three-member Bechtle AG Executive Board since 2007, taking the reins in 2009. In this period, revenues at the IT company have more than quadrupled and Bechtle AG’s market value has grown more than 12-fold. “With Dr Olemotz at the helm, Bechtle AG has seen exceptional development. The contract extension only underlines the high levels of stability and continuity that set Bechtle apart and also sends a strong signal of reliability in challenging times”, says Klaus Winkler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Bechtle AG.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the trust the Supervisory Board have placed in me and I’m looking forward to continuing to work together with Michael Guschlbauer and Jürgen Schäfer to help shape the future of Bechtle”, says Dr. Thomas Olemotz. “I’ve spent most of my working life at Bechtle, not once doubting my choice and with never a dull moment. I’m so proud of the amazing commitment of the entire Bechtle team over the past year and I’m looking forward to a thrilling, eventful, and successful future at this extraordinary company.”
Bechtle makes it a priority to be close to our customers, with 80 system houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as e-commerce companies in 14 European countries. Whether you’re a midsized business, large corporation or public-sector organisation, you can count on us as a forward-facing partner offering a blend of direct IT product sales and extensive systems integration services. We’ll help you obtain everything you need, wherever you need it—locally, in Europe and worldwide through our IT alliance partners on every continent. Backed by extensive experience and expertise in future-proof IT architecture, we value traditional infrastructures just as highly as current trends like digitalisation, cloud computing, modern workplace, security and IT-as-a-Service. We offer around 40,000 hardware and software products through our online shops, customer-specific e-procurement platforms and over the phone. In addition, specialists at our 96 Group-wide Competence Centres dedicate themselves to providing expert support for a broad range of complex topics. And because we’re committed to full IT lifecycle management, our professional remarketing services ensure that used equipment is given a new lease of life. If it’s smart financing solutions you need, you’ll find them through our very own Bechtle Financial Services AG.
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