Anette Weber appointed as new Ascom CFO

May 24, 2017


Anette Weber, a successful CFO with a solid track record and broad international experience, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Ascom Holding AG as new CFO of the Ascom Group. Bianka Wilson is leaving Ascom after four years of service in order to pursue new professional opportunities.

Ascom has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer and selected Anette Weber, an experienced finance expert with a solid track record and a broad international background, as new CFO.  Anette Weber (46) has worked for the Novartis Group for 20 years in different management positions and acquired extensive expertise in financial and general management, IT, and Corporate Governance.

Anette Weber, who will also become a member of the Executive Board, will take full responsibility for her new position as of 1 August 2017. The current CFO, Bianka Wilson, has decided to leave Ascom and to pursue new career opportunities.

The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee welcome Anette Weber as new CFO of the Ascom Group. At the same time, they take the opportunity to thank Bianka Wilson for her commitment and her valuable contribution in the last four years, including the transformation of Ascom into a One-Business Company. They wish her all success for the future.

"I am pleased about the appointment of Anette Weber as new CFO. Going forward, the operational finance management and controlling plays a key role in the further strategic development of Ascom. Anette Weber will strengthen our management team and make an important contribution to the achievement of our ambitious targets", underlines Holger Cordes, CEO of Ascom. 


About Anette Weber

Born                            1971

Nationality                   German

1997                            Lic .oec. HSG in Business Administration,
                                    University of St. Gallen

1997 - 1999                International Controller,
           Novartis Animal Health Inc., Basel

1999 - 2005                Head of Finance and IT / then Country Head Japan
Novartis Animal Health K.K, Tokyo

2005                            CFO (Kfm. Geschäftsführerin)
                                    Sandoz Pharma GmbH, Munich                   

2006 - 2009                CFO
                                    Lek.d.d., Ljubljana (Slovenia)

2009 - 2014                CFO  Biopharma & Oncology
                                    Sandoz International GmbH, Holzkirchen (Germany)

2014 - 2016                Global Head Finance Pharma Development
                                    Novartis Pharma AG, Basel

Since 2016                  Global Lead Development Transformation
                                    Novartis AG, Basel

Since 2013                  Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairwoman
of the Audit Committee
XING AG, Hamburg

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