Leica Camera has to look for a new CEO – again. Oliver Kaltner, acting as CEO since summer 2015 is not going to prolongate his contract after August 2017.

In the official explanatory statement Mr Kaltner tells „other plans I would like to pursue“ as reason, inofficial sources claim unhappiness of Leica’s advisory board with his management style.

Who will be next Leica Camera CEO?

According to German news agency dpa owner Dr. Andreas Kaufmann will step in as CEO, as he did in 2008/09 when then CEO Steven K. Lee left Leica.

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Requirements Leica CEO

List of all Leica Camera AG CEOs

until end of 1998 Klaus-Dieter Hofmann
January 1999 Hanns-Peter Cohn
January 2005 Ralf Coenen
April 2005 Josef Spichtig
November 2006 Steven K. Lee
February 2008 Andreas Kaufmann
April 2009 Rudolf Spiller
August 2010 Alfred Schopf
April 2015 Oliver Kaltner
August 2017 (or earlier) NN

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Andreas is Photo Engineer and lives in Bonn, Germany. He runs the international Leica Forum, the Systemkamera Forum (about CSC cameras) and the Fuji X Forum.
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