At its meeting on 13 December, the Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG decided to reappoint Stefan Doboczky as Chief Executive Officer of the Management Board. Stefan Doboczky’s new contract will begin on 1 June 2018 and runs until the end of 2022. “In recent years, Stefan Doboczky and his colleagues on the Management Board have been able to make excellent use of the favourable market conditions on the basis of the previous restructuring in order to transform an Austrian company with foreign investments into a truly global player with strong Austrian roots,” said Hanno Bästlein, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG on the occasion of Doboczky’s reappointment.

“This has created the basis for consistently pursuing the growth strategy we have embarked on with the entire team, even under difficult conditions, and thus securing the long-term future of the Lenzing Group. We are very pleased that Stefan Doboczky will continue to dedicate himself to these tasks over the next five years.”

In addition to Stefan Doboczky, the Management Board of Lenzing AG consists of Chief Commercial Officer Robert van de Kerkhof, Chief Financial Officer Thomas Obendrauf and Chief Technology Officer Heiko Arnold. The Lenzing Group is a market leader headquartered in Austria, which operates production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing supplies the textiles and nonwovens industry with botanic cellulose fibres. Its portfolio ranges from dissolving wood pulp to standard and specialty cellulose fibres.

With 79 years of experience in fibre production, the Lenzing Group is the only company in the world which is able to produce significant volumes of all three cellulose fibre generations – from the classic Lenzing Viscose branded fibres to the Lenzing Modal branded fibres and the Tencel branded lyocell fibres. In 2016 Lenzing introduced the Refibra branded lyocell fibres, a product innovation based on recycled cotton scraps.