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11 Jan 24

Fritz Karbaum joins Athlon as Chief Financial Officer

Member of the Athlon Executive Committee as Chief Financial Officer since 1 January, Fritz is responsible for Finance and Controlling across Athlon. He succeeds Christian Rottenkolber who has been appointed CFO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services North America.

Christian Schüler, CEO of Athlon: “We are very happy to welcome Fritz Karbaum to Athlon. He is a great addition to our team thanks to his leadership skills and profound knowledge in the Finance and Controlling domain. We thank Christian Rottenkolber for his outstanding contributions to Athlon over the past four years.”

Fritz Karbaum joins Athlon from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Korea, where he was Managing Director since 2021. He brings in over 30 years of international experience within the Mercedes-Benz Group. Fritz started his career in 1991 and went for his first overseas assignment to the United States in 1997. The following year, he became CFO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS) in Argentina. He also held Finance and Controlling positions for MBFS in Brazil, Italy and Singapore and led MBFS Greece as Managing Director for two years. Fritz is fluent in 5 languages and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Heidelberg.

Fritz Karbaum: “I am very excited to be part of Athlon and to dive into the multi-brand fleet and mobility business. Athlon has ambitious targets to shape sustainable mobility together with the customers and partners and I look forward to contributing to our joint success.”

Authored by: Yves Helven