SIG appoints Ann-Kristin Erkens as chief financial officer

Ann-Kristin Erkens
Ann-Kristin ErkensPhoto - SIG

SIG announces the appointment of Ann-Kristin Erkens to the Group executive board as chief financial officer, effective 1 November 2023. Ann-Kristin joins from Henkel, a DAX-40 company, where she most recently served as corporate senior vice president and financial director for the Adhesives Technologies business, the global market leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. The division reported sales of over €11 billion in 2022.

Ann-Kristin has spent 21 years at Henkel, gaining significant experience in the industrial sector. In addition to her role as financial director of Adhesives Technologies, she was responsible for Global Operations and Supply Chain Adhesive Technologies with more than 100 factories worldwide from 2019 to 2023 and for the region of Europe as of 2023. Prior to that she was Financial Commercial Director for the Packaging Adhesives Business and the region India, Middle East and Africa. Within the broader Henkel Group, she previously served as corporate director of Group Strategy.

Ann-Kristin holds a degree in business management and industrial engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Wedel, Germany, and a Master of Science in operations management from the University of Buckingham, UK. She is a German citizen and will be based at SIG’s headquarters in Switzerland.

Samuel Sigrist, chief executive officer, said, "I am delighted to welcome Ann-Kristin to the Group. She has in-depth financial, operational and strategic experience and has consistently demonstrated strong business acumen and leadership skills during her career. We are looking forward to working with her as we cement our position as the global leader in sustainable packaging for aseptic liquid food and beverages.”

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