CFO Roland Abt to step down at year-end

04/02/2016 - 08:15 (Central European Time)

GF’s Chief Financial Officer Roland Abt (59) has been proposed for nomination as member of the Board of Swisscom AG. He has therefore decided to step down at the end of 2016.

The nomination of Roland Abt at Swisscom will bring his total external mandates in Swiss listed companies to two, temporarily exceeding the amount allowed by the GF Articles of Association. In the remaining course of the year, he will help ensuring a proper transition with his successor who will be nominated in due time.

Roland Abt can look back on a very successful career at GF including as CFO of the corporation over the last 13 years. We congratulate him for this nomination, certainly a testimony of his excellent competence and reputation inside and outside of our company. Board and Executive Committee thank him very much for his outstanding contributions over the last 21 years at the service of our company and wish him much success in his new roles.

You will find the CV and a picture of Roland Abt for download here.


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GF comprises three divisions GF Piping Systems, GF Automotive, and GF Machining Solutions. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and is present in 31 countries, with 126 companies, 47 of them production facilities. Its approximately 14 100 employees generated sales of CHF 3.80 billion in 2014. GF is the preferred partner of its customers for the safe transport of liquids and gases, lightweight casting components in vehicles, and high-precision manufacturing technologies.

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