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After a 10-year stretch, Christian Reinaudo is stepping down as CEO of Agfa-Gevaert. As of 1 February 2020, he’ll be succeeded by Pascal Juery, who provides more than 30 years of experience in the chemical and advanced material industries. Reinaudo will continue to support the Mortsel-based company as a member of the board of directors.
Board chairman Klaus Röhrig says: “Christian Reinaudo took the position of CEO on 1 May 2010 under difficult circumstances. Following the global economic crisis in 2008-2009, he managed to stabilize the company and restore profitability. He implemented a growth strategy for all the business activities of the group, which, as the results of the last two quarters show, is starting to bear fruit. With the planned divestment of part of Agfa Healthcare’s IT activities in view, the company will have the necessary resources to further develop these growth strategies.”
54-year-old Frenchman Juery is a graduate from ESCP Business School. He started his career in finance and soon demonstrated his ability to lead various global businesses as well as hold key functional responsibilities. For the past 10 years, he was a member of the executive committee of Rhodia and then Solvay, where he took an active part in the group portfolio and business transformation.
“We’re happy to welcome Pascal Juery as the new CEO at a decisive moment in the group’s transformation process,” Röhrig comments. “His previous experience in the executive management of an international company in the middle of a transformation journey will enable him to lead Agfa-Gevaert in its fast-changing markets.”