d&b announces new advisory board to boost growth

New d&b advisory board
L-R: Rolf Hagemann, David Claringbold, Paul Whiting

Loudspeaker manufacturer d&b audiotechnik has announced the creation of a new advisory board which has been appointed to support the strategy implementation process at d&b.

Areas of focus include the continuation of the internationalisation process; strengthening of the segment strategy with particular attention devoted to installed applications; and structural company development on the growth trajectory path.

d&b has appointed professionals from both inside and outside the industry to form the new advisory board.

Occupying the role of chairman and supporting the overall company strategy development and implementation is Dr. Rolf Hagemann, ex-CFO and deputy CEO of Media-Saturn, a European consumer electronics retailer. Prior to this, Hagemann spent 12 years with BMW AG in a number of top management positions, including his final role as CFO and exec VP of BMW North America.

Joining Hagemann on the board are Paul Whiting, former president of global sales of Sennheiser and member of the Sennheiser Executive Committee, and David Claringbold, former director of the Sydney Opera House.

Whiting will support d&b with its go-to-market and globalisation strategy, whilst Claringbold will support d&b in further developing its segment strategy with a particular focus on the installation market.

d&b CEO Amnon Harman says: “The wealth of experience at every level of business operation contained within the new advisory board is a huge resource for us. Individually, they are all remarkable businessmen with exemplary careers and an impressive list of achievements to their name. Collectively their experience is just staggering, and I am very proud that they have chosen to share it with d&b. The advisory board’s support will strengthen our strategic development and ensure that we are optimally positioned for future growth. The entire d&b management team is very much looking forward to the collaboration.”