New management team at PTV complete

Klaus Peter Lechner new CFO / Dr. Peter Overmann starts as Chief Technology Officer 1 August / New CEO to take up his role by February 2020

Karlsruhe, 1 August 2019. The new management team of PTV’s (PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG), Karlsruhe, is complete: On 1 September Klaus Peter Lechner will start as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Dr. Peter Overmann commences as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) today and also serves as interim CEO. The newly appointed CEO will start by 1 February 2020 and thus completes the PTV management team.

Lechner looks back on two decades as CFO and managing director of various companies. With a degree from Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Management Koblenz (“WHU”) he joined the Mannesmann group and built one of the first fully integrated European telecommunications providers in Austria serving as its CFO. Following stages at Deutsche Telekom and British Telecom respectively he became member of the executive board of Navigon AG. In his most recent role Lechner served as executive board member of adviqo AG, a Berlin based provider of consultancy services.

Philipp von Hagen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PTV: “The appointment of the new management team on the basis of a thorough selection process has the primary objective of accelerating the growth of PTV in the areas of intelligent software solutions for connected cities and mobility. Being the world market leader in software for transportation logistics and traffic planning PTV is ideally positioned for this move.”

After serving PTV for 30 years Vincent Kobesen stepped down as CEO, leaving the company as of 31 July at his own request. Philipp von Hagen: “We thank Vincent Kobesen for his long standing commitment and accomplishments. During his tenure PTV has grown dynamically to become a global market leader.”


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PTV. The Mind of Movement

PTV Group takes a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. Recognised as global market leader, PTV develops intelligent software solutions for transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management. Thus cities, companies and people save time and money, enhance road safety and minimise the impact on the environment. Based on its unique expertise in every facet of mobility, PTV ensures that people and goods arrive at their destinations safe and sound, and on time.

More than 2,500 cities deploy PTV products. Trips and routes for over one million vehicles are planned with our software. The European transport model, which encompasses all passenger transport and freight movements in Europe, is developed using PTV software. We currently have approximately 900 colleagues worldwide committed to driving the high performance of our products. PTV’s headquarters, located in the heart of the Karlsruhe technology region, house the company’s centre of development and innovation. From here, PTV plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – it's the central idea which has accompanied the Group since its foundation in 1979.

The PTV business is managed worldwide in six regions: Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, MENA (Middle East, Africa, India), Asia Pacific, Americas.

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Klaus Lechner starts as Chief Financial Officer at PTV Group on 1 September.


Dr. Peter Overmann joined the PTV Group as CTO on 1 August 2019.