Jochen Behr has been appointed CEO of REMONDIS Australia, replacing Bjorn Becker who steps down after leading Australian operations since 2018 and positioning the company for sustainable, profitable growth.
Behr, who has served as Chief Operating Officer of REMONDIS Australia since 2020, has accumulated a wealth of commercial experience with REMONDIS and during 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,’’ Becker said.
“Jochen takes over at a pivotal time of expansion and acquisition, including our re-entry to the South Australia market.’’
Behr said he was proud to be taking on the CEO role, particularly as REMONDIS marks 40 years of operations in Australia.
“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,” he said.
“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,” Behr said.
Björn Becker has recently joined the Board of REMONDIS International GmbH and became Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific within REMONDIS International. He will remain involved in the Australian business as Chairman of the REMONDIS Australia Board.
For more information, visit: www.remondis-australia.com.au