Changes in the Voith Hydro Board of Management

Dr. Tobias Keitel will be appointed President & CEO of Voith Hydro and a member of the Corporate Board of Management of the Voith Group effective November 1, 2022. He succeeds Uwe Wehnhardt, who will continue to be available to the company as Senior Advisor.
Changes in the Voith Hydro Board of Management

Dr. Tobias Keitel succeeds Uwe Wehnhardt as President & CEO of Voith Hydro and member of the Corporate Board of Management of the Voith Group. (Image source: Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG)

Dr. Tobias Keitel acquired a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris and studied industrial engineering with a subsequent doctorate at the Technical University of Berlin. He has worked among others for The Boston Consulting Group and MAN AG. In 2011, Tobias Keitel joined Voith Hydro as a project manager. He has since held various management positions and was appointed member of the Management Board of Voith Hydro in 2016. On the board, he was last responsible for the areas of project execution, as well as service and sales.

"We would like to thank Uwe Wehnhardt for his many years of commitment and his valuable contribution to our company. We wish him continued success in his new role,” said Prof. Siegfried Russwurm, Chairman of the Voith Shareholders' Committee and Supervisory Board. "At the same time, we are pleased that with Tobias Keitel we are able to appoint an internal successor to the Corporate Board of Management, who knows the hydropower business very well".

Hydropower is the largest, oldest and also most reliable form of renewable energy generation. Worldwide it makes an indispensable contribution to the achievement of climate goals as well as to stable power supplies, hence to economic and social development.

Michael Rendsburg will succeed Dr. Tobias Keitel as Chief Operating Officer at Voith Hydro. After completing his degree in mechatronics at the University of Stuttgart and at the Massey University in New Zealand, Rendsburg held various positions in R&D, supply chain management and manufacturing in the automotive industry and worked for an international strategy consultancy. Since joining the Voith Group in 2014, he has held various management positions at Voith Paper.

More articles on this topic

Water for Peace: World Water Day 2024

22.03.2024 -

On March 22, 2024, the world once again observes World Water Day. Under this year’s theme “Water for Peace,” the United Nations calls for actions that illustrate how sustainable water management can contribute to the creation of peace and stability worldwide.

Read more

Voith Equips 2 GW Hydropower Plant in Angola

22.12.2023 -

Technology group Voith is set to supply equipment for the large-scale hydropower plant Caculo Cabaça in Angola, West Africa. The order comprises all electrical and mechanical equipment, including the installation of four Francis turbines with an output of 530 MW each, an additional Francis turbine with an output of 52 MW, generators, control and auxiliary systems and a customized training concept.

Read more