Dr. Kurt Braatz
Senior Vice President
Strategy and Corporate Communications
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
Shortly after establishing its new governance, the Franco-German defence technology group KNDS is also strengthening its administrative management at its headquarters in Amsterdam (Netherlands). On 1 April 2021, Nicander Johannes (Nick) Surber, a Dutch national, joined the company as Legal Counsel. He is thus responsible for Legal, Corporate Governance and Compliance and also assumes the function of Corporate Secretary. In this role, he succeeds Margaret Hill, who is leaving KNDS of her own accord on the best amicable terms after four successful years.
Nick Surber, a 54-year-old fully qualified lawyer, specialises in corporate and contract law. His professional career history includes executive positions in industry and in renowned Dutch law firms. Most recently, he was responsible for Anglo-American and German clients at BarentsKrans in The Hague.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a company belonging to the Franco-German defence technology group KNDS, is the market leader in Europe for heavily armoured wheel and tracked vehicles. At locations in Germany, Brazil, Greece, United Kingdom, Mexico, Singapore and the USA, more than 4,000 employees develop, manufacture and support a comprehensive product portfolio. This ranges from air-transportable and heavily armoured wheeled vehicles (MUNGO, AMPV*, DINGO, GFF4 and BOXER*) to reconnaissance air defence and artillery systems (FENNEK, GEPARD, remote controlled howitzer 155, self-propelled howitzer 2000, DONAR* and AGM) to main battle tanks (LEOPARD 1 and 2), armoured infantry fighting vehicles (PUMA*) and bridge-laying systems. It also includes command and information systems as well as remote-controlled gun mounts with reconnaissance and observation equipment. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG also has extensive system expertise in the areas of civilian and military simulation. The armed forces of more than 50 countries around the world rely on KMW deployment systems.
* Joint projects with national and international partners Unless otherwise indicated, all products are registered trademarks of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG