The international formwork and scaffolding company Doka has welcomed its new CEO, Robert Hauser. He has also taken over as chairman of the executive board, as of 1 July 2021. Mr Hauser succeeds current CEO Harald Ziebula, who is retiring from the company after 21 years.

Mr Hauser joined Doka in 2018 and has been a member of the executive board responsible for the Middle East & Africa and East Asia & Pacific regions since last year.

As the company’s new CEO, Mr Hauser will put strategic emphasis and focus on internationalisation and growth, as well as innovation leadership, digitalisation and talent management. “Our customers’ satisfaction is our top priority,” he stressed.

Mr Hauser intends to move Doka even closer to the market under his leadership and to accelerate digitalisation in the sense of intelligent methods and efficient processes.

Previously, Mr Hauser served as a division head at the industrial services provider Bilfinger SE, where his responsibilities included the Scaffolding division. Prior to that, Mr Hauser spent a total of 12 years with formwork manufacturer Peri and also worked at an international management consultancy for five years.

At Peri, Mr Hauser had gained extensive experience in the formwork business in various roles. His remit included responsibilities at the corporate headquarters, such as setting up and managing in-house consulting services, as well as managing the Controlling and IT departments. He was also responsible for sales activities in direct contact with the customers, for example through regional management of the Middle East and Africa region and of Southern and Western Europe and the management of the Canadian branch.

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