High-performance management

Markus Wittmann (CEO) and Dr Johannes Burtscher (CFO) are responsible for managing the company. Together with approximately 4,900 employees, this seasoned, proven management team continuously drives advancement, growth and innovation at Novem.

Chief Executive Officer

Markus Wittmann

Markus Wittmann was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Group in 2023. He has held several management positions at Novem, including responsibility for global quality management. From 2015 to 2019, he acted as Vice President Operations. Recently, he was responsible for technology.

Mr. Wittmann holds a degree in Chemical Technology from the Municipal College of Dusseldorf, Germany.

Chief Financial Officer

Dr Johannes Burtscher

Dr Johannes Burtscher was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Group in 2012. From 2007 to 2011, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Rodenstock and prior to that he held various executive positions at Zumtobel, including Managing Director of Asia. From 2010 to 2020, he also served as Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of its Audit Committee of Zumtobel Group AG.

Dr Burtscher holds a doctorate and diploma degree in business administration from the University of Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.