MOVES: German Merck appoints Marcus Kuhnert as new CFO

08 May 2014 17:45 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--German specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals producer Merck KGaA has appointed Marcus Kuhnert as its new chief financial officer (CFO), the Darmstadt-based firm said on Thursday.

Kuhnert will become a member of Merck's executive board effective 1 August, the company added. It did not say whether the CFO appointement was effective immediately. Merck media officials could not immediately be reached for clarification.

Kuhnert joins Merck from detergents and adhesives major Henkel, where since 2010 he has been CFO of the laundry and home care division.

He succeeds Matthias Zachert who left Merck earlier this year to take over as CEO of rubber and specialty chemicals firm LANXESS.

By Stefan Baumgarten