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Stefan Ehgartner appointed Chairman of the Management Board

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  • Stefan Ehgartner had only moved up to the Executive Board of real estate services provider IGP Ingenieur AG in September 2020
  • Ernst-Ulrich Behr retired as of Dec. 31, 2020
  • Stefan Ehgartner plans to “focus on growth by strengthening competencies”

In September 2020, Stefan Ehgartner was appointed to the Executive Board of IGP Ingenieur AG, and now the internationally experienced project manager has moved up to the top of the real estate service provider. Thus Stefan Ehgartner succeeds the previous chairman Ernst-Ulrich Behr, who is going into well-deserved retirement, as of 01.01.2021. However, IGP Ingenieur AG will not have to do without the many years of experience and expertise of the former chairman, who will continue to support the board in an advisory capacity.

In addition, the Executive Board of IGP Ingenieur AG will continue to consist of Dominik Freytag, Carsten Hille, Mario Iliades, Dr. Harald Leonhardt and Christian Werner. Stefan Gräf, CEO of our parent company IGP Advantag AG, explains: “Although Stefan Ehgartner has only recently joined the Executive Board of IGP Ingenieur AG, he has known the IGP Group for 15 years from numerous joint projects. With his appointment as chairman, which had been planned for some time, we want above all to lay the foundation for the long-term and continuous management of IGP Ingenieur AG and to further strengthen and expand the international networking of the entire IGP Group. In addition, Stefan Ehgartner brings with him extensive group experience, which we will use in the further development of the entire group in order to build sustainable structures and to develop the business holistically. We thank Ernst-Ulrich Behr for his outstanding work as Chairman of IGP Ingenieur AG and wish him all the best in the new phase of his life.”

Stefan Ehgartner adds: “As Chairman of the Executive Board, I am looking forward to continuing the expansion course we have embarked on together with the employees of IGP Ingenieur AG. In terms of content, we expect to focus on the expansion of our international business as well as in the areas of school construction, the planning and construction of healthcare properties, and the implementation of lean management in our own projects as well as in projects for third parties. We are planning extensive business expansion through strategic acquisitions and investments in industry specialists in order to implement our vision of being an integrated and holistic real estate service provider.”

Stefan Ehgartner has been active in the construction and real estate industry since 1992. During this time, he has overseen the development of the Debis Tower, the Sony Center and the Deutsche Bahn Tower at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz, among others, as project manager and authorized signatory. His international career began in 2001 with project management for the Bank of America building, as well as for the headquarters of Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers in London (GB). This was followed by stations in Copenhagen (DK), Barcelona (ES), Madrid (ES), Dublin (Irl) and Baku (AZ), where he already worked in partnership with the IGP Group from 2004. In his 28 years with the Lindner Group, most recently as Managing Director, Stefan Ehgartner was responsible for numerous major projects such as the construction of the Metro Stations – Red & Green Line in Dubai (AE), the Concert Hall in Copenhagen (DK), the Jumeirah Hotel and Spa in Port de Sóller on Mallorca (ES), the Paris Philharmonic Hall (FR) as well as the Metro and the facade contract King Abdullah Financial District in Raid (SA) and various other projects in the Middle East and North America. Most recently, Stefan Ehgartner was Managing Director of the facade division with all international locations and was responsible for the major facade contract at the Lakhta Center in Saint Petersburg, which was successfully completed in early 2020.