For the first time in its history, the Supervisory Board of Faber-Castell AG has appointed an external candidate as CEO of the family-run company.
The Supervisory Board of Faber-Castell AG came to a decision concerning the successor to Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, who passed away last year. Daniel Rogger will be appointed as CEO of Faber-Castell AG with effect from June 1, 2017.
Daniel Rogger (49) is a native of Switzerland and studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen. He is an internationally experienced top manager in the area of branded products and the luxury goods industry, and has held various senior positions including at the Swatch Group watch manufacturer and the Richemont Group with its global operations. Most recently he was CEO for the family-owned Silhouette International Schmied AG, and responsible for the worldwide business of the Austrian branded eyewear manufacturer.
“We exercised the utmost care in searching and selecting a suitable candidate, and are certain that we have made the right decision by appointing Daniel Rogger,” said Gerhard Berssenbrügge, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. “The entire Supervisory Board, Management Board and the staff certainly too are looking forward to a collaborative, forward-looking and long-term successful cooperation with Mr. Rogger.”
Countess Mary von Faber-Castell, who acted as Speaker of the Management Board in the interim phase, is to be appointed to the Supervisory Board later this year. Until she is formally appointed, she will remain responsible for the cosmetics division on the company’s Management Board. Further Board members are Dr. Hans-Kurt von Werder (Technology) and Rolf Schifferens (Sales Europe/North America).
The owner family welcomes the Supervisory Board’s decision. “Mr. Rogger satisfies our criteria due not only to his many years of successful work in top management positions in globally operating companies, but also the valuable experience he gained particularly in the Asian region. In addition to this, with his personal integrity, he is an excellent fit to the values-driven corporate culture of our company,” stated Countess Mary von Faber-Castell and Count Charles von Faber-Castell as representatives of the shareholders. Anton-Wolfgang’s son Count Charles von Faber-Castell is responsible for the worldwide operations of the company’s strategically important premium segment.