Dr. Sebastian Appelhans, Head of tk Business Process Management
After obtaining his PhD degree from WWU Münster, Germany in 2000, Dr. Appelhans has served in various leading position at Siemens AG.
In 2015, he took over the newly established position as head of tk Business Process Management.
Besides the cross-corporate optimization of business processes, he is responsible for the conceptual enhancement, implementation and governance of the corporate-wide harmonization program daproh (data- and process harmonization) at thyssenkrupp.
The Pop in your Job: What drives you / what is your passion:
Being able to measure the impact of our improvement measures down to the operational level within a diversified industrial corporation.
thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with a growing share of capital goods and service businesses and traditional strengths in materials. Over 158,000 employees in 79 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2016/2017 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €41.5 billion. Our business operations are organized in six business areas: Components Technology, Elevator Technology, Industrial Solutions, Materials Services, Steel Europe and Steel Americas. The business areas are divided into business units and operating units. In 77 countries, 497 subsidiaries and 23 investments accounted for by the equity method are included in the consolidated financial statements.