Steffen Braasch was appointed interim CEO of SOS Children's Villages International in November 2019. Mr Braasch will serve in both CEO and CFO roles, supported by Michael Poeltl, Chief Operating Officer, until further notice.
Steffen Braasch joined SOS Children’s Villages International as CFO in January 2018, after having worked for the BOSCH Group for 18 years. At Bosch, Mr Braasch worked mainly in finance and controlling, while also holding positions in marketing and organisational development. For most of his career at Bosch, Mr Braasch lived and worked abroad. In his last two assignments, he served as vice president for finance and administration in a company acquired by Bosch in Taiwan, and as finance director of a Bosch spin off in Brazil.
Mr Braasch joined SOS in order to contribute his professional experience and skills for greater social impact. “For many years, I had the vision to do something meaningful for society, specifically for children,” Mr Braasch said. “Coming from a family that has donated to SOS Children’s Villages for decades, I am really happy to be part of this tremendously successful global organisation which is doing exactly what I had envisioned – improving the lives of children and families every day.”
Commenting on his new additional responsibilities, Mr Braasch said, “As interim CEO, I will do everything in my power to drive this wonderful organisation further, to implement our Strategy 2030, and to ensure that we keep increasing our impact for the children we serve.”