Dr. Cornelia Ballwießer, born November 17, 1965, has been a member of the Executive Board of Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG since November 1, 2020. She was Acting CFO since December 12, 2020 and has assumed responsibility as CFO for Finance and Controlling, Investor Relations, Purchasing, IT, Legal and Compliance, and Corporate Governance starting on January 1, 2021.
Dr. Ballwießer studied business administration at the Bavarian Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg, where she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Auditing and Consulting. In 1996 she received her doctorate degree (Dr. rer. pol.).
She began her career in the industrial sector in 1995 at VIAG AG in Munich, and led the group-wide accounting department starting in 1998. Since 2001, she has held a variety of management positions, among others as CFO and General Manger, in the automotive supply industry with a focus on controlling, accounting, and group and corporate planning. Dr. Ballwießer has extensive expertise and management experience in IT and M&A projects, reorganizations, restructurings, post-merger integrations and change management.
Her leadership and management experience encompasses both globally active, listed industrial groups, as well as international medium-sized businesses.