Former Siemens HR director Kugel with colleagues on the board (2018)
Photo: Frank Hoermann / Sven Simon / imago images
It's not that Klaus Josef Lutz didn't try.
Once, for example, when he had promised a promising colleague a career right up to the board, says the CEO of BayWa, an international agricultural and building materials group from Munich.
"She replied: When I see how much you work, I'd rather not do it."
And it's true, he adds: “You're on the board seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
And when I call a colleague on the Executive Board at 11:50 p.m. with an urgent matter, I expect him to be available. "
Lutz and his group are currently standing there like a relic from the previous millennium, and that annoys him tremendously.
The company has a quota of women in management of 21 percent, as Lutz emphasizes - but on the board of the 19,000-employee group, and therefore at the top of the company, there are four men next to Lutz.
And there is apparently no prospect of improvement.
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