US lawyer joins Haarmanns’ new management

Haarmann Hemmelrath has recruited US lawyer and company turnaround specialist Jeff Thinnes as its chief executive officer (CEO). Thinnes joins from his own company JTI Inc. His arrival is part of the German giant’s attempts to streamline its management, which are to be put to the vote this week. Haarmann’s 18-person partnership development board is to be abolished and power will be given to a two-person management team comprising a new CEO and Uwe Wolfe, who sits on the firm’s current management board. Both appointments will be for a two-year term if they are voted through.