Rohde & Schwarz names Christian Leicher as CEO

Rohde & Schwarz CEO Christian Leicher
Christian Leicher will be the president and CEO of Rohde & Schwarz, a top telecom and measurement company based in Germany.

Christian Leicher will replace Manfred Fleischmann, the CEO of Rohde & Schwarz for the past six years.

Peter Riedel remains president and COO of Rohde & Schwarz.

Manfred Fleischmann, who served as president and CEO of Rohde & Schwarz for six years, is now retiring. He has contributed to the company’s success for more than three decades.

Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 9,900 employees. The group achieved net revenue of EUR 1.83 billion in the 2014-2015 fiscal year (July to June).

The Munich-based Rohde & Schwarz competes with Viavi Solutions, Anritsu, Anite, Keysight Technologies, NI, among others.