Press Release

New COO Michael Dierks Drives Further Growth of the GBTEC Group

On March 1, 2021, former Software AG manager Michael Dierks will start his new position as COO at GBTEC in Bochum. The leading provider of process-based digitalization solutions is thereby reorganizing its management team: Gregor Greinke remains Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, while Michael Dierks is responsible for operations as a member of the Executive Board and takes the reins in Global Services and Business Administration.

  • Michael Dierks is new member of the board and COO of the GBTEC Group
  • Company founder Greinke remains Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Greinke: "With Michael Dierks and his many years of expertise in the field of professional BPM services, we have found the right manager to further drive GBTEC's massive growth course."

GBTEC Software AG announces the reorganization of its management board. With Michael Dierks, the digital transformation specialist is bringing an experienced manager from the software industry onto the group's management team as a member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Dierks, who can draw on more than 20 years of management and consulting experience in the IT and BPM industry, will join GBTEC's management team on March 1, 2021. He will assume strategic leadership of the Global Services and Business Administration divisions.

In his new position, Dierks will further expand the internationalization of the company, which has already established itself as a market leader in process-based digitalization solutions in Europe, and significantly accelerate customer growth. Gregor Greinke, founder and CEO of GBTEC, says: "With Michael Dierks, we were able to win a leading manager of the German software industry for our brand and bring him into our team. His many years of management and integration experience will help us set the necessary course for further growth and integrate our subsidiaries into the strategy and philosophy of the GBTEC Group.”

Dierks is looking forward to new tasks in familiar surroundings: "GBTEC's headquarter, Bochum, is not only my home, but also home to my alma mater. When Gregor Greinke asked me to bring in my knowledge in the BPM environment as an executive, I was immediately enthusiastic. Not only out of regional affinity, but primarily because of the exciting tasks in one of the most dynamic companies in the German SME sector, I am looking forward to my new position as a board member at GBTEC."

Dierks holds a degree in economics from the Ruhr University Bochum. His professional career is characterized by many years of management experience at software companies with a focus on business process management. After more than 10 years in a leading position at IDS Scheer AG, he helped shape the international development of the Software AG's consulting division in various executive positions.

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