Gerresheimer appoints Chief Financial Officer

Dr Bernd Metzner is to become Chief Financial Officer of Gerresheimer AG, taking up office at the latest in July 2019. Dr Metzner has been Chief Financial Officer of SDAX-listed Ströer SE & Co KGaA since 2014.

After studying business administration in Siegen, completing his doctorate and starting his career at a law firm, Dr Metzner held various management positions in finance at the Bayer Group between 2002 and 2011. Among other roles, he was responsible for co-ordinating the carve-out and initial public offering of Lanxess, held the position of CFO at Bayer Italy as well as that of global CFO in Bayer’s Pharmaceuticals Division. Before joining Ströer, he served as CFO of the global, family-owned Döhler Group from mid-2011 to mid-2014.

“In Dr Bernd Metzner, we have gained a highly experienced Chief Financial Officer for Gerresheimer AG” said Dr Axel Herberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Gerresheimer AG. “Along with Chief Executive Officer Dietmar Siemssen and Management Board member Dr Lukas Burkhardt, Gerresheimer is led by a strong team who will extend the company’s growth trajectory on a lasting basis.”