DEKRA Board completed:

Petra Finke takes over as CDO

Jun 30, 2023 Corporate

“We are absolutely delighted to have Petra Finke with us, as member of the global management board of DEKRA. Petra is a true IT and digitization leader and stands out both in terms of expertise and leadership qualities. I wish her a great start,” said CEO Stan Zurkiewicz. “At this pivotal moment, as we are entering a new age of breathtaking AI-driven innovation, Petra and her team will bring digitalization at DEKRA to the new level. In the first place, this means giving people and our customers confidence that they will be safe and secure also in the digital era.”

  • From 1 July 2023, Petra Finke takes over as Chief Digitalization Officer at DEKRA SE.
  • This role was newly created to accelerate digital transformation at DEKRA including development of new digital business models and digitalization of the existing service portfolio.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and remote service delivery will revolutionize the way testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services are rendered. DEKRA intends to be at the forefront of this revolution.
  • With this appointment, DEKRA underlines its clear objective of becoming the world’s leading impartial provider of TIC services in the fields of future mobility, sustainability, and cybersecurity.
“I am looking forward to contributing my leadership and digitalization expertise to transform DEKRA for the digital future,” said Petra Finke. DEKRA is an incredible organization and a global leader across a number of customer segments and technologies. I am delighted to be part of the team and to help shaping the future of DEKRA.”
DEKRA already announced this management board appointment in the beginning of April. Together with Peter Laursen, who already took over the also newly created role as Chief Operating Officer, Petra Finke completes the Board of DEKRA SE around CEO Stan Zurkiewicz and CFO Wolfgang Linsenmaier.
Petra Finke (55) joins DEKRA from Rhenus Group, where she has been working for more than 20 years in various executive positions. Most recently, she held responsibility for global IT and digitization as global CIO Rhenus Freight Logistics and successfully managed the transformation of the company’s heterogeneous IT and process landscape into a distributed, cloud-based digital ecosystem. Furthermore, in her role as CEO of Rhenus Freight Network GmbH she established the company as central IT service provider and advisor for the global network, while developing digital customer solution to optimize logistics value chains.