Clemens Berger

Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors

Clemens Berger has been with Louisenthal for over 18 years. His management and sales achievements in the banknote and security paper area led to his promotion to global sales and marketing director in 2011. He has significant industry experience in the printing and paper sector, including positions at Haindl Papier GmbH, Myllykoski Ltd and XEROX Ltd, where he gained extensive and wide-ranging experience in printing technology and paper manufacturing. He holds a master’s degree in material science from Helsinki University of Technology.

Dr. Alfred Kraxenberger

Managing Director R&D, Technology and Operations

Kraxenberger has been a member of the Louisenthal executive team since 2013, responsible for R&D, technology and operations. He is head of R&D for the Banknote Solutions division. With a doctorate in physics, Kraxenberger began his career in 1996 at G+D in banknote processing system development. He then moved as a project manager to the automotive division of ESG GmbH. After returning to Giesecke+Devrient and holding various management positions for adaptation and application development, Kraxenberger was responsible for global product management in G+D’s Currency Management Solutions department. In 2009, he took on additional responsibility for the business field Authentication Systems.

He has been a member of the scientific advisory board of the Bavarian Research Foundation since 2017. In 2018, Kraxenberger was appointed to join the strategic advisory council of the Bavarian state initiative Bayern Innovativ GmbH.

Dr. Roman Pecha

Managing Director Finance and Support

Dr. Roman Pecha has been a member of the executive team since 1 July 2017 and heads up the areas of accounting, controlling, procurement, IT, security and human resources. He joined Louisenthal in 2006 as business development manager, making a significant contribution to the decision to invest in capacity expansion in the Königstein facility. In 2009, he moved over to Giesecke+Devrient to establish a global marketing & business development department within the Currency Management Solutions division. In 2014 Pecha managed restructuring projects for G+D’s Currency Technology business sector prior to becoming director of its corporate development department. He began his career in financial controlling at the wood panel maker Pfleiderer AG and holds a doctor grade in business administration and was recently elected to the position of deputy chairman of the Association of Bavarian Paper Manufacturers (Verband Bayerischer Papierfabriken (VBP)).

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