New Management Team at Kohlhase & Kopp is Now Complete

Christian Wagner is a new member of the Executive Board.

The brothers Oliver and Thilo Kopp have set a new course for the future: Since February 2023, Christian Wagner has been responsible for Finance, Human Resources and Special Projects as a member of the Executive Board.

Christian Wagner most recently worked in the areas of strategy, marketing and business development in both, medium-sized companies and the globally operating tobacco group Japan Tobacco International (JTI). Mr. Wagner studied business administration at the University of Cologne, and completed an Executive-MBA at the international business school IMD Lausanne. “Thanks to his international experience and his enthusiasm for the category of high-quality premium cigars and pipe tobaccos, Mr. Wagner will be able to set new impulses in our organization,” says Managing Director Peter Witzke about the new addition to his team. 

Mr. Witzke was already appointed as CEO in March 2022 and will henceforth lead the company into a successful future. Peter Witzke has extensive industry knowledge and management experience, which he successfully demonstrated in his positions at Philip Morris International, J.W.v. Eicken and ten years at Villiger Söhne AG & GmbH as Managing Director. 

Since February 2022, Mr. Christoph Probst has been responsible for the areas of logistics, production and IT as a member of the Executive Board. In addition, he is preparing the implementation of Track and Trace. Christoph Probst has more than 20 years of professional experience as an Engineering Director and has worked for leading pharmaceutical companies such as Astra Zeneca and Takeda as a member of the Executive Board.

The new leadership team is now complete, with Mr. Peter Witzke (CEO), Mr. Christoph Probst (COO) and Mr. Christian Wagner (CFO).




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