GF to welcome top international executive to the Board of Directors

22/10/2021 - 18:00 (Central European Time)

At the Annual Shareholder's Meeting to take place on 20 April 2022, GF will propose electing Ms. Ayano Senaha to its Board.

Ayano Senaha (38), Japanese national, is the COO and a board member of Recruit Holdings, Tokyo (Japan), a pioneer in the digitalized job search business and the world leader in web matching services through its Indeed brand. She has held leadership positions in Japan, the UK and the US within Recruit, encompassing sales, R&D, Risk Management, HR, Finance as well as general management and currently chairs the Sustainability Committee of the group.

As a top executive at one of the most valuable companies in Japan, present in a fast-pace technology environment, Ayano Senaha would no doubt very well complement the GF Board in terms of skills and geographical reach.

Yves Serra, Chairman of the Board of Directors of GF, comments: "With this nomination, the Board of Directors is further expanding the increasingly important competencies of digitalization, sustainability and governance in a targeted manner and in line with our group strategy. We look forward to presenting her candidacy to our shareholders in April 2022."

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GF – with its three divisions GF Piping Systems, GF Casting Solutions, and GF Machining Solutions – offers products and solutions that enable the safe transport of liquids and gases, as well as lightweight casting components and high-precision manufacturing technologies. As a sustainability and innovation leader, GF strives to achieve profitable growth while offering superior value to its customers for more than 200 years. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and present in 34 countries with 139 companies, 61 of which are production facilities. GF's 15'111 employees worldwide generated sales of CHF 3'722 million in 2021.