Change at the head of the Galenica Group
Press release, Thursday, 31 October 2019
Marc Werner to take over as CEO on 1 April 2020 from Jean-Claude Clémençon, who is taking early retirement.
Jean-Claude Clémençon, who has been CEO of the Galenica Group since April 2017, has decided to take early retirement in mid-2020 after 25 years with the company. The Board of Directors greatly regrets his decision and would like to thank Jean-Claude Clémençon for his exceptional commitment and substantial accomplishments, which have contributed significantly to the successful positioning of the Galenica Group.
Marc Werner, currently Head of Sales & Services division and a member of the Group Executive Board at Swisscom will succeed Jean-Claude Clémençon as CEO with effect from 1 April 2020.
With Marc Werner, an experienced and entrepreneurial leader with a high degree of digital affinity as well as a strong focus on market developments, trends and customer needs will take charge of management of the Galenica Group.
Marc Werner has experience of complex products and services and has successfully further developed business activities in regulated markets. Added to this are his expertise and impressive track record in the retail business, with innovative concepts both at the POS and in digital solutions.
The new CEO will continue to consistently implement the adopted strategy, which is based on the three development axes of expansion, innovation and efficiency, and forge ahead with the initiatives and projects introduced by Jean-Claude Clémençon. In doing so, Marc Werner can count on a proven management team with extensive experience at Galenica and in the healthcare market. He brings additional knowledge and expertise to the Group, which will be increasingly important to implementation of the strategy in the future. His profile is the ideal complement to the knowledge of both the members of the Corporate Executive Committee and the Executive Committees.
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