The board of directors has appointed Christine R Schneider as chief financial officer of Cendres+Métaux Group.

Mrs Schneider started her professional career with the auditing company Arthur Andersen. After positions as Head of Controlling in a construction company and as CFO of a medical-equipment-manufacturer in Berne, she worked during nine years as CEO/CFO in the Swiss watch-making industry. More recently, she was employed as CFO with a local micro-mechanical producer.

Mrs Schneider has completed university studies in three different countries and obtained the following diplomas: doctor’s degree in Economics (University of St Gallen), Maîtrise ès Sciences de Gestion (University Paris-IX-Dauphine), Diplom-Kaufmann (Frankfurt University).

Throughout her career she has acquired leadership skills and applied experience in accounting/finance of complex producing entities. Furthermore, Mrs Schneider has specialised knowledge in corporate finance, corporate governance, controlling, consolidation, ICT/SAP and human resources.

Mrs Schneider is elected member of the finance commission in her community, member of the Swiss Alpine Club (sections Biel, La Neuveville), Yacht club of lake Biel/Bienne, Gymnastic club and Badminton club. In addition, she is member of the alumni-networks from the universities of St Gallen, Paris-IX-Dauphine and Frankfurt.

We are delighted to welcome Christine R Schneider on board.