Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Shaun Liebenberg appointed to the Rheinmetall Defence Board


Shaun Liebenberg appointed to the Rheinmetall Defence Board

Effective July 1, 2008, Shaun Liebenberg, 46, has been appointed to the Management Board of Rheinmetall Defence where he will be responsible for International Business Development. Most recently Shaun Liebenberg was Group Chief Executive Officer at Pretoria-based Denel Pty Ltd, South Africa's biggest defence company. Previously he had held various management positions at IT, electronics and automotive industry companies in South Africa.

By appointing Shaun Liebenberg to the Defence Management Board, Rheinmetall has emphasized the importance of global markets to the envisaged corporate growth. In fiscal 2007, Rheinmetall Defence generated net sales of €1.8 billion, 65 percent thereof being contracted with international customers.

Rheinmetall Defence is Europe's leading supplier of systems and key components for land forces. With its armoured vehicles, weapons, munition, air defence systems and defence electronics, this Rheinmetall sector makes a sizable contribution to the modernization of the armed forces in light of the changed scenarios on international missions.

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