To implement the realignment of the Corporate Headquarters—following the complete takeover of CIMIC and the global development of the HOCHTIEF Group into new high-tech business segments—HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft restructures the Executive Board and adapts it to the changed tasks.
In that regard, Mr. José Ignacio Legorburo Escobar and Mr. Nikolaus Graf von Matuschka will resign their mandates on the Holding Executive Board and continue to expand the European operating business. Both have been members of the Group Executive Board since 2014 and have made a significant contribution to the success of the Group during this time.
Ángel Muriel Bernal has been appointed as a new member of the HOCHTIEF Executive Board. The 55-year-old will assume the position of Chief Operating Officer on April 17, 2023.
Ángel Muriel has been with the Group for many years. In 2012, he was appointed Head of Group Mergers & Acquisitions at HOCHTIEF in Essen. In April 2014, Ángel Muriel joined CIMIC Group Limited in Sydney, Australia, as Chief Development Officer and Managing Director of Pacific Partnerships. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of various CIMIC Group companies. In addition to these roles, he was Chief Financial Officer of CIMIC Group from June 2015 to May 2017. Since May 2017, he has been Deputy General Manager to the CEO at ACS Corporation's headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Ángel Muriel holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Malaga.
The Executive Board of HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft thus consists of Juan Santamaría Cases (Chief Executive Officer), Peter Sassenfeld (Chief Financial Officer), Martina Steffen (Chief Human Resources Officer / Chief Sustainability Officer) and Ángel Muriel Bernal (Chief Operating Officer).