Dr Heinz-Walter Große is the new Chairman of the Board as Professor Dr Ludwig Georg Braun retires
The Supervisory Board of B. Braun Melsungen AG has appointed Dr Heinz-Walter Große as the new Chairman of the Board and successor to Professor Dr h c Ludwig Georg Braun retires on 31 March 2011.
In accordance with this succession in the family-owned company, the Supervisory Board appointed Dr Annette Beller and Otto Philipp Braun as Deputy Members of the Management Board and extended the appointment of Caroll H. Neubauer to the Management Board through to 2016.
Dr Heinz-Walter Große (58 years old) started his career 1978 in the Finance Department of B. Braun Melsungen AG. During his professional career he moved to the US and thereafter took over the business management of B. Braun Austria and neighbouring states.
In 2005 he was appointed as Member of the Management Board, responsible for the Finance/Taxes and the Controlling Division. In 2005 he also assumed responsibility for the Human Resources and Legal Affairs Divisions. In 2009 he was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Management Board. Dr Große is married and has two children.
Dr Annette Beller (50) started her career with B. Braun in 1995 as Senior Vice President of the Finance/Taxes and Accounting Divisions after having worked for several years as tax consultant and financial auditor with a major auditing firm. She is a member of several Supervisory Boards of B. Braun subsidiaries. Dr Beller is married and has two children. As of 1 April 2011 she succeeds Dr Heinz-Walter Große as Member of the Management Board responsible for Finance.
Otto Philipp Braun (33) is the first sixth generation family member to join the Management Board. His professional career led him via bank training, academic studies and a master of International Accounting and Finance at Cass Business School City University, London and employment of several years with Dr Oetker companies both in Bielefeld and India back to the B. Braun Group.
Since 2009 he has been responsible for the Brazilian B. Braun subsidiary in São Gonçalo near Rio de Janeiro. Otto Philipp Braun is married. As of 1 April 2011 he takes over responsibility in the Management Board for the regions Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.