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Hero Group CFO steps down

Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
  • Process to find successor initiated

The Hero Group has announced that Stephan Schopp has resigned as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) due to health reasons with immediate effect. 

On behalf of the shareholders and Board of Directors, Rob Versloot, CEO Hero Group, expressed gratitude to Mr. Schopp for his guidance and considerable contributions to the company over the years. He joined the Hero Group in 2002 and was appointed CFO in April 2012.

“Stephan’s departure leaves a void in the Group which will be hard to fill. We would like to wish him and his family all the strength in these difficult times,” Mr Versloot said.

The process to fill the position of CFO has been initiated and a successor will be named in due course. In the meantime, Mr Versloot will act as interim CFO. 

About Hero Group
The Hero Group is an international food company focused on branded nutritional food products. The company was founded in 1886 in Lenzburg, Switzerland, where its headquarters are still located today. Hero's main core product categories of Baby and Toddler Food and Milks, Jams, and Health Snacks are complemented by its activities in the Decoration and Gluten-free product segments. The Group, which lives by its mission to ‘delight consumers by conserving the goodness of nature’, boasts a global footprint and its portfolio consists of many well-known international and local brands. In 2014, the Group generated revenues of over CHF 1.3 billion and has a workforce of 4,300.