Today Dyson announces a leadership succession plan for the next chapter of the company’s growth.
Roland Krueger, Chief Executive Officer of Dyson for the past four years, will be appointed to a new Board role of Dyson Holdings, effective February 2024.
Hanno Kirner will join Dyson and will be appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Dyson, effective February 2024.
Hanno joins Dyson from TATA Group, where he was Executive Director of Jaguar Land Rover and was leading the TATA Group Battery Programme since 2021.
He joined Jaguar Land Rover in 2016 as Member of the Executive Management Board responsible for Corporate Strategy, Product Strategy, Financial Services, IT, Diplomatic Affairs and Special Operations. Previously, Hanno held Board Positions including Chief Financial Officer for the Land and Sea Division at Rolls-Royce plc, Chief Financial Officer at Aston Martin Lagonda and Director of Finance and IT at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Sir James Dyson said:
"One of the most important responsibilities is succession of leadership that continues to drive the company forward. The extraordinary leadership of Roland Krueger took the company through one of the most difficult times of recent memory. Roland has successfully transformed the operation of the company and built a strong team that will be the foundation for the next steps of Dyson. I would like to personally thank Roland for his commitment and dedication. In his new role, Roland will continue to shape the development of Dyson as a Member of the Board. He will pass the baton to Hanno Kirner, who will bring to Dyson a wealth of experience across multiple industries.”
During Krueger's tenure, Dyson embarked on a £2.75bn five-year investment plan in new technologies such as AI and machine learning, new Dyson Digital Motors, new battery technologies, new beauty products and new products in Home Care. Dyson expanded its engineering & development centres as well as its production network globally. The company is now present in 84 countries and has engineering centres in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Poland. Recently, Dyson was announced as one of the top 100 companies to work for globally by Forbes and the new Dyson Airstrait was awarded to be the most innovative beauty product in the year 2023 by Time Magazine.