Emmi planning for the future with changes at the top

By Jim Cornall contact

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Konrad Graber, left, will not stand for re-election at the Emmi General Meeting in April 2023 - he will be replaced by Urs Riedener, company CEO since 2008, who will step down at the end of 2022. Pic: Emmi
Konrad Graber, left, will not stand for re-election at the Emmi General Meeting in April 2023 - he will be replaced by Urs Riedener, company CEO since 2008, who will step down at the end of 2022. Pic: Emmi

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The Emmi Group in Switzerland said it is initiating succession arrangements at an early stage regarding a double leadership change for the board of directors and group management.

After 15 years as a member of Emmi’s board of directors – including 12 years as its chairman – Konrad Graber will not be standing for re-election at the Emmi General Meeting in April 2023.

The board of directors has nominated Urs Riedener – who has led the company as CEO since 2008 and will be stepping down from this position at the end of 2022 – as his successor.

“Emmi has evolved into an internationally successful group with premium dairy products and strong brands. Due to the excellent positioning among all our stakeholders, I consider this an ideal time to initiate leadership succession arrangements for Emmi. We are pleased that current CEO Urs Riedener – whose initiative and committed leadership are intrinsic to Emmi’s success and culture – wants to move to the strategic level and will thus be able to continue to shape the future of the Group,”​ Graber said.

Riedener took over responsibility for operational management of the Emmi Group in April 2008. Emmi said under his leadership, it has achieved consistent and sustainable performance.

In order to concentrate on the new position and respect a cooling-off period as the designated new chairman of the board of directors, Riedener will step down from his current position as CEO and chair of group management at the end of December, 2022.

Emmi said the selection of a new CEO will probably be announced in spring 2022.

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