Oerlikon has appointed Philipp Müller as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the company’s executive committee, succeeding Jürg Fedier, who will retire at the end of December 2019.

According to the company, Müller has more than 15 years of financial and strategic experience across a range of industries and served as CFO of GE’s oil & gas drilling business from 2014 to 2016.

‘Philipp is a leader with extensive financial and international management expertise,’ said Dr Fischer. ‘With his strong financial and strategic skills and experience in the capital markets, he is the ideal person to help lead Oerlikon as we grow in the future.’

‘[Jürg] has contributed greatly to the company’s management team with his strong business acumen and financial skills,’ said Professor Michael Süss, chairman of the board of directors at Oerlikon. ‘Largely because of his impact, Oerlikon’s profile and financial performance have improved significantly. We will miss him and wish him all the best in his retirement.’

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