April 4, 2019 / 12:50 PM / 15 days ago

Voith chairman to join Thyssenkrupp supervisory board - sources

FILE PHOTO: Thyssenkrupp's logo is seen close to the elevator test tower in Rottweil, Germany, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela RehlE/File Photo

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp is expected to nominate Siegfried Russwurm, currently chairman of German engineering group Voith, to its supervisory board, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Russwurm, also a former member of the management board of Siemens, would take the seat left vacant following the departure of former Hochtief Chief Executive Hans-Peter Keitel, the sources said.

Thyssenkrupp declined to comment. Voith was not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Edward Taylor and Christoph Steitz; editing by Thomas Seythal

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