People: Merck KGaA (MRCG.DE)
7 Mar 2014
Mr. Matthias Zachert has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA since June 1, 2011. He is responsible for Group Controlling and Risk Management; Corporate Finance, Merges & Acquisition and Treasury; Group Taxes; Group Insurance; Group Procurement; Investor Relations Following an industrial management apprenticeship at Mercedes-Benz AG, he studied business administration with a concentration in finance and international management from 1990 to 1995. He holds a degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann). Following his studies, Mr. Zachert joined the former Hoechst AG. He held various senior management positions in the pharmaceutical business, including responsibility for the IPO project to spin of the subgroup Hoechst Marion Roussel (HMR). In the course of the combination of HMR and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer to form Aventis Pharma AG, Mr. Zachert became Chief Financial Officer of the International Region based in Paris, France. In 2002, Mr. Zachert transferred to Kamps AG as Chief Financial Officer. In this position, he contributed to the strategic repositioning of the company. Mr. Zachert was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Lanxess AG in 2004. At Lanxess, he was responsible for setting up the global finance organization as well as for the newly established company’s capital market communications. In addition, he played a key role in restructuring the portfolio and internationalizing Lanxess in recent years. He is Member of the Scientific Committee Institut fuer Unternehmungsplanung (IUP) and Member of German Financial Executives Institute (Gesellschaft für Finanzwirtschaft in der Unternehmensfuehrung e.V., GEFIU).
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