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22. April 2022

REMONDIS Australia appoints Jochen Behr as CEO

Strategic priorities include focus on circular economy and resource recovery innovation

Jochen Behr has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of REMONDIS Australia, replacing Björn Becker who steps down after leading Australian operations since 2018, having positioned the company for sustainable, profitable growth.

Having served as Chief Operating Officer of REMONDIS Australia since 2020, Jochen Behr has accumulated a wealth of commercial experience with REMONDIS and with former roles at DS Smith, CHEP and GE Capital, operating in complex multi-country environments in recycling, waste and supply chain management and logistics.

“I congratulate Jochen on his well-earned appointment and have no doubt REMONDIS Australia will continue thriving under his leadership,’’ Mr Becker said. “Jochen takes over at a pivotal time of expansion and acquisition, including our re-entry to the South Australia market.’’

Jochen Behr REMONDIS Australia CEO Jochen Behr

“I’m proud to be taking on the CEO role, particularly as REMONDIS marks 40 years of operations in Australia,’’ Jochen Behr said.

Since arriving in Australia in 1982 REMONDIS has introduced international waste management and environmental experience, technology and innovation to Australia, growing into one the country’s biggest players with more than 20,000 customers coast-to-coast.

With environmental responsibility on the minds of so many Australians, from top business leaders through to suburban households, there are many more opportunities to pursue.

“A priority is defining REMONDIS’ role in Australia’s circular economy. I’m looking forward to scaling our recent investments in food organics, container deposit scheme innovation and Energy from Waste – among other resource recovery projects – to yield operational, environmental and customer benefits,” Mr Behr said.

REMONDIS Australia Chairman Björn Becker

Björn Becker has recently joined the Board of REMONDIS International GmbH and became CEO of Asia Pacific within REMONDIS International. Mr Becker will remain involved in the Australian business as Chairman of the REMONDIS Australia Board.

Image credits: image 1: Adobe Stock: belyay; images 2-3: © REMONDIS


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