. As company expands Executive Management, creates Corporate Dev Directorate
The new Managing Director of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Board of Directors of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc; Dr Lars Richter Tuesday, assumed duty at the corporate headquarters of the company in Abuja. He succeeds Engr. Wolfgang Goetsch.
In a statement issued Monday, the company said the development came just as it announced changes to the management structure of the Company, effective October 16, 2018. According to the statement, a new Directorate for Corporate Development has been created in the expansion of the company’s Executive Management.
The new Managing Director, Dr. Lars Richter holds a Doctorate Degree in Civil Engineering. He has vast operational experience , broad technical knowhow and a strong knowledge of Julius Berger, Nigeria-wide, garnered from 16 years of working with the Company, the last ten of which were spent in Nigeria managing the acquisition, operations and successful completion of major and challenging projects across the Company’s operations.
The Board of Directors has since extended their utmost appreciation to the outgoing Managing Director, Engr. Wolfgang Goetsch, for his 27 years of faithful service and for his achievements in successfully turning around the business fortunes of Julius Berger in the past two years.
The new Directorate, Corporate Development is to be headed by Mr. Tobias Meletschus, the company further disclosed in the statement. He holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law and also a Degree in Business Law. Mr. Meletschus has an extensive financial and legal background, with robust experience working with international blue chip companies. Since 2012, he has held the position of Head of Business Development within Julius Berger, leading diversification strategies and related business plans, as well as the assessment and successful negotiation of largescale projects.
According to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, the changes were precipitated by the continuous growth and strategic demands of the Company with respect to its significant portfolio of building, infrastructure and industrial construction projects, and in the light of its diversification and development targets.
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is a leading Nigerian company offering integrated construction solutions and related services. It has been operating in Nigeria since 1965 and its scope covers all areas of construction.
The company is dedicated to utilization of cutting-edge technologies, the continuous investment in staff training and strong partnership with clients. Quality, reliability, innovation and sustainability are the pillars of the company’s structures and actions. It continues to be committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and actively seeks out opportunities to make positive and measurable differences in the future of people and communities.
Emmanuel Osedebamen Isibor