Gerresheimer to Appoint New CEO
Dr. Christian Fischer will join the Management Board of Gerresheimer AG as an ordinary member on August 1, 2017 before taking over as Chief Executive Officer on September 1, 2017. Fischer (53) is currently President, Performance Chemicals, at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Uwe Röhrhoff, CEO of Gerresheimer AG, previously announced in November 2015 that he would not be available to serve on the Management Board beyond his current appointment.
“In Dr. Christian Fischer, we have gained an outstanding leader as CEO. He brings with him 24 years of industry experience and has demonstrated his entrepreneurial drive in various roles at BASF, both in Germany and abroad,” explained Dr. Axel Herberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Gerresheimer AG.
Dr. Christian Fischer has worked at BASF since 1993. Having started his career as a laboratory team leader, he has held various positions at the company, including Deputy Division Manager, Global Marketing Director, Sales Director and Group Vice President in different divisions in Ludwigshafen and Hong Kong. He was President, Advanced Materials & Systems Research and currently serves as President, Performance Chemicals, at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen.
Uwe Röhrhoff (54) will leave the Gerresheimer on August 31, 2017. Following Dr. Christian Fischer’s induction in August 2017, Röhrhoff will continue to support his successor in an advisory capacity for a further three months.
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