Experienced HR leader Silke Ernst assumes management team position with Toyota Material Handling Europe

Silke Ernst will assume the position as Senior Vice President HR & Corporate Communications and member of the Toyota Material Handling Europe’s Executive Management Team.

Silke Ernst will take office from April 1, 2024 and she succeeds Peter Damberg who will ensure a smooth transition before leaving for retirement in July. 

Silke Ernst is an analytical HR leader with strengths in steering HR processes, both locally and globally, as well as in driving change and cultural transformation. She is also an experienced strategist in areas such as sustainability, business development and internal communication.  

Ernesto Domínguez, TMHE President and CEO:  

‘People and workplace culture is essential for our business and we are taking firm steps to recognise this even further. Adding a seasoned leader like Silke Ernst to our team will further boost our ambitions and I look forward to seeing how Silke Ernst will continue, and improve, our strategic work alongside the HR and communications team.’  

Born in 1967, Silke Ernst has held the group leading HR position in stock-listed companies Mycronic and Dometic as well as leading HR roles in state-owned Swedish power giant Vattenfall. Since 2022, she operates her own consultancy business supporting companies in strategic HR related matters. Silke is German by origin but lives in Stockholm, Sweden since 30 years.  

Director Corporate Communications

Jonas Lindell

Toyota Material Handling Europe
Tel: +46 (0)142 86193
M: +46 (0)703 512438