Ricarda Demarmels is to be the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Emmi Group and, in this role, a member of Group Management. She will be replacing Jörg Riboni. Ms Demarmels, a Swiss national, who grew up in Andeer in the canton of Grisons, is a proven financial expert who is currently working at ORIOR Group as its Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board.
She will be able to tackle her new tasks with sound financial knowhow gained over the past 16 years in a variety of positions, most recently with the stock-exchange-listed food group ORIOR, which she joined in 2015.
A particular bonus for Emmi will be the experience Ricarda Demarmelshas gained in strategic consultancy, M&A, integration, finance and the financial management of portfolio companies. She accumulated this over the years she worked with Oliver Wyman Financial Services (from 2005 to 2009) and in a dynamic international mergers and acquisitions environment at the Swiss holding company Capvis Equity Partners, where she worked from 2009 to 2014. Ricarda Demarmels has a Master’s degree in Finance & Accounting from the University of St. Gallen and speaks fluent German, English and Italian.
Urs Riedener, CEO of Emmi, commented: “Ricarda Demarmels comes to Emmi with financial expertise and experience gained in a dynamic company environment very similar to our own. She is an effective strategist and communicator, and her modern understanding of management will enable her to fit in very well in the Group Management team of the Emmi Group. We look forward very much to welcoming her on board soon.”
Ricarda Demarmels will be taking up her new post in June 2019.
Jörg Ribonihas been responsible for Emmi’s financial management as CFO since January 2013. He informed the Board of Directors in May this year that his longer-term aim was to focus on various mandates on boards of directors and specialist committees and therefore asked asking to be released from his duties with effect from the April 2019 General Meeting. An internal interim appointment will be made to ensure the orderly handover of his functions to his successor.
The Board of Directors and Group Management wish to thank Jörg Riboni for his loyalty and the valuable contributions he has made over the past five years, which have been crucial to Emmi’s development and to its becoming a more international business.