M. WennemerIndependent Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Strategic Committee

Appointed 2009

Manfred Wennemer (°1947) was Chief Executive Officer of Continental AG from 2001 until August 2008.

He started his career at Procter & Gamble Schwalbach, Germany. After a short period at Arthur D. Little Wiesbaden, Mr. Wennemer took up several management positions in companies and business units belonging to the Freudenberg Group in Germany, South Africa and North America. In 1994 he moved to the Continental Group where he started as Executive Board Chairman at Benecke-Kaliko AG, a company belonging to the Continental Corporation's ContiTech division. In 1998 Mr.

Wennemer was appointed chairman of the management board of ContiTech Holding GmbH and, at the same time, was assigned a seat on the Continental AG Executive Board, where he bore responsibility for the aforementioned division. In 2001 he was nominated by the Supervisory Board to chair the Executive Board. Since May 2005 he has additionally been responsible on the Executive Board for the corporation's Passenger and Light Truck Tire division and since December 2007 for the Interior division.
Manfred Wennemer holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Münster, Germany and an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau, France.

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  • transmission-cable


    Alcan and Bekaert joined forces to install 210 miles of transmission cable


    Bekaert seamlessly adjusted the lengths of the reels to help Alcan’s trucks drive through mountainous terrain


    Alcan could meet their customer’s delivery requirements

  • Algeciras-port


    Optimal reinforcement required for the concrete pavement of the Algeciras port terminal in Spain.


    Concrete strengthened with Dramix steel fibers, offering high fatigue resistance and load bearing capacity.


    The solution largely exceeds the Spanish standard for the design and construction of port pavement set at a durability of at least 25 years.

  • ski


    Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain


    In close cooperation Bekaert developed superior quality wires that meet the technical customer requirements of ropeway constructors


    The customer handles the production of the cables, but also on-site weaving (or splicing) and installation. The cables have a life expectancy up to 40 years

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