Häner was CFO of CPH Chemie + Papier AG from 2012 to 2016. From 1999 to 2010, he served as CFO and deputy CEO of Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG. He began his professional career in 1975 with Sulzer Group, where he held various finance and controlling functions, including CFO and deputy CEO of the Sulzer International Division.
“Manfred Häner has broad experience managing finance and IT functions in the industrial sector; in particular in public companies which are going through transformation processes,” Hans Brändle, CEO of Meyer Burger said. “Together with the Board and our current CFO, we have been collaborating on the succession for this key role since this spring and we are very pleased that with Manfred Häner we can ensure a seamless transition during this important phase for our company.”
Following a 12-year career as CFO of Meyer Burger, Hirschi has decided to step down in order to pursue other opportunities outside the company. He has significantly contributed to Meyer Burger’s strong global position as market and technology leader in the PV industry.
“On behalf of the entire company, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Michel Hirschi for his achievements and contributions across the years and for his strong commitment to Meyer Burger,” Brändle said. “On a personal level I also want to thank Michel for his loyalty and for his partnership as well as his strong support during the important change process, which we initiated at the beginning of 2017. We wish him all the best for his future, both professionally and personally.”