Christian Maeder, chief financial officer (CFO) of the Artemis Group and chairman of the Board of Directors of Franke Holding AG, will leave the Group in spring 2023 after eight years. The search for his successor as CFO of the Artemis Group has been initiated. The chairmanship of the Board of Directors of Franke Holding AG will be taken over by Alexander Pieper, currently Vice Chairman, as of spring 2023.
Alexander Pieper, vice chairman of the Board since 2019, knows the Franke Group well. Before becoming CEO of Swiss tool manufacturer Kraftwerk, he worked for 13 years at Franke in various management roles in Germany and abroad, such as managing director of the subsidiaries in the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines. In addition, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Artemis Holding AG since 2015 and will be more involved in the Artemis Group in the future as part of the generation change.
Michael Pieper, owner and CEO of the Artemis Group, regrets the departure of Christian Maeder and expressly thanks him for his achievements in the various areas of responsibility in the Artemis Group as well as for the trustful cooperation. «As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Franke Holding AG – Pieper said – Christian Maeder was responsible for the strategic direction of the Group and drove it forward with confidence and foresight – thus making a significant contribution to the positive development of the company. I am delighted that my son Alexander is taking over as Chairman of the Board of Directors and wish him every success and satisfaction in his new role.»