German primary packaging firm Gerresheimer AG has appointed Dr. Bernd Metzner as its chief financial officer, effective 15 May.
Prior to joining the Dusseldorf-based packaging specialist, Metzner served as chief financial officer for SDAX-listed advertising company Ströer SE & Co. KGaA.
“Together with him [Metzner] and Dr. Lukas Burkhardt, we make a strong management board team that will drive Gerresheimer’s sustainable growth forward,” said Gerresheimer CEO Dietmar Siemssen, welcoming the new finance chief.
Metzner worked for leading German chemicals company Bayer Group between 2002 and 2011, where he held various management positions in finance.
Among other roles, he was responsible for coordinating the carve-out and initial public offering of Lanxess, and held the position of CFO at Bayer Italy as well as global CFO for Bayer’s Pharmaceuticals Division.