The Supervisory Board of Fresenius Management SE has unanimously appointed Rachel Empey (41) as Chief Financial Officer of Fresenius, as of August 1, 2017. In this position she will succeed Stephan Sturm (54), who has continued to serve as CFO since his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Fresenius last year.

Rachel Empey has been Chief Financial and Strategy Officer of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG (“Telefónica Deutschland”) since 2011. Telefónica Deutschland is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and, with a market capitalization of more than €12 billion, is a leading TecDAX constituent. Before joining the Management Board of Telefónica Deutschland, Rachel Empey held a number of key international finance and controlling positions in the Telefónica group. She started her career as an auditor at Ernst & Young and business analyst at Lucent Technologies. Rachel Empey is British, a Chartered Accountant and holds an MA (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Oxford.

Dr. Gerd Krick, Chairman of Fresenius Management SE’s Supervisory Board, said: “We are pleased to welcome a true financial expert and highly experienced manager as our new CFO. Among all the excellent candidates for this position, Rachel Empey impressed us with her exceptional technical expertise, sound strategic thinking and successful track record. She is a great addition to our proven management team.”

Stephan Sturm said: “I am very much looking forward to working with Rachel Empey. She is going to be the perfect fit for our Management Board. Along with first-rate qualifications and skills, wide-ranging experience and an engaging personality, she will bring new insights to Fresenius from another dynamic and innovative industry.”

Rachel Empey said: “I am very excited to be joining Fresenius and taking up this tremendous professional opportunity. Fresenius has a very strong position in the healthcare industry. I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued growth and consistent success as Chief Financial Officer.”