DALLAS, March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, YPO, the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world, announced the election of Pascal Gerken to YPO's highest elected office, the 2018-2019 chairman of the YPO Board of Directors. Gerken, the 67th member to hold this office, will succeed current YPO Chairman J. Randall Waterfield and begin his term on 1 July 2018.
A member of the YPO Brussels and YPO Yangon Chapters, Gerken is CEO of Gerken Group, a leading company in carbon and graphite technology. The 275-employee company was founded by his grandfather in 1936 and is now part of Wabtec Corporation since 2016.
He is also Co-Founder of GRAGER SA, a real estate group with assets in Berlin, Germany, and Brussels, Belgium, as well as Founder of Coral Green Myanmar, a hospitality company dedicated to building sustainable resorts in emerging markets.
“Pascal is truly a global citizen who exemplifies our …