Sebastian Brand has been a member of the Management Board of HAWE Hydraulik SE, Munich, since July 1, 2023. He is responsible for Finance, Controlling and IT.
Mr. Brand's professional career led him via EY to the Kuka Group and most recently to Stadtwerke Augsburg. As CFO of Stadtwerke Augsburg, Sebastian Brand had overall commercial responsibility for the group with more than 2,000 employees, over €600 million in sales and an annual investment volume of approximately €100 million since 2019. Among other things, he introduced a system-supported tax compliance system, restructured the company's strategy process and designed and implemented a new financing structure.
At KUKA Group, Mr. Brand held various positions in finance from 2011 - 2019, initially being responsible for Profit Center Controlling and Sales & Service Controlling at KUKA Roboter Group, until he finally became Director Finance & Controlling and most recently Vice President Controlling Automotive EMEA. In this context, his overall commercial responsibility for large-scale plant engineering and product business in the EMEA region with total sales of more than €700 million deserves special mention.
In addition to the international experience gained from managing the KUKA Group's 22 worldwide locations, Mr. Brand was also able to successfully contribute to several projects in the IT environment (introduction of sales & operations planning, SAP rollouts) during this time. He studied International Management in Germany, China, Poland and the USA with a focus on International Controlling & Finance Management.
Sebastian Brand is married and has two children.