Wehmer to Become CFO at Carl Zeiss Meditec

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JENA, Germany, Aug. 23, 2018 — In late September, Christian Müller will leave the Management Board of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG to become chief financial officer of Carl Zeiss AG, and Justus Felix Wehmer will replace him as CFO of Carl Zeiss Meditec. 

Müller has served as CFO of Carl Zeiss Meditec since 2009. He came to the company in 2006 and headed the newly created surgical ophthalmology strategic business unit. Wehmer will begin his role as CFO in October. He is currently CFO and co-head of the ZEISS Microscopy business group.

In addition, the Carl Zeiss Meditec Management Board will be expanded from two to three members with the appointment of Jan Willem de Cler. wjo has been at ZEISS since 2004 and currently heads surgical ophthalmology within Carl Zeiss Meditec. As a member of the Management Board, his responsibilities will include human resources and employee development.

"We are particularly pleased that we were able to appoint longtime employees from the ZEISS Group to these positions,” said Michael Kaschke, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss Meditec. “This will ensure that we can continue driving our current strategy. The Supervisory Board would like to thank Dr. Christian Müller for his excellent work over the past nine years and wishes Mr. Wehmer and Mr. de Cler much success with their new positions.”

Müller has been CFO and a member of the Management Board of Carl Zeiss Meditec since 2009. He is responsible for finance and controlling, investor relations, legal matters, and taxes. He also oversees service, quality management, and regulatory affairs.

Wehmer has served as co-head of the microscopy business group and managing director of Carl Zeiss Microscopy since 2015. He headed Carl Zeiss Jena beginning in 2013. Before that, he was vice president of finance and strategy and general manager at NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH in Hamburg.

De Cler has been head of surgical ophthalmology at Carl Zeiss Meditec since 2010. He came to ZEISS in 2004 as managing director of the Benelux sales and service company. He also served as managing director of France Chirurgie Instrumentation.

Published: August 2018
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