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MCH Group appoints a new CEO

MCH Group AG, headquartered in Basel / Switzerland, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Group CEO.

Florian Faber, MBA, will take over as President of the Management Board on July 1, 2022. He will replace Beata Zwahlen, who has led the group through very difficult times for the last 18 months. Florian Faber is the head of Live Marketing Solutions (LMS) and has been with the company since 2009. He knows the company, the industry and the needs of customers and the market very well.

“We are very pleased to be able to present an in-house solution with Florian Faber,” says Andrea Zappia, CEO. “We have had the opportunity to work with Florian in recent years and we are convinced that he has everything to successfully take the company into the next important phase. The Management Board and the Management Board have jointly developed an ambitious strategy that will enable the MCH Group to return to significant growth. We will work closely with Florian and the management team to achieve good results. ”

In January 2021, then CFO Beat Zwahlen was commissioned to take over the CEO position from Bernd Stadlwieser ad interim until June 30, 2022. “Beat carefully led the MCH Group through one of its most turbulent periods and laid the groundwork for future growth, initiated a strategic transformation and cultural, developed succession planning and prepared the necessary capital increase. ” says Andrea Zappia. “We would like to thank Beat for his great commitment and loyalty to the MCH Group.”

Beat Zwahlen will be available to Florian Faber for handover and the company will remain in an advisory capacity until March 31, 2023.

“I am delighted to entrust the MCH Group to the very capable hands of Florian Faber, who has been a strong candidate in succession planning,” says Beat Zwahlen. “The last eighteen months have been a challenge, but also a satisfaction. I would like to thank all employees of the MCH Group for their commitment, commitment and great support. As soon as the handover phase is complete, I can’t wait to concentrate on my board of directors and transition management consultancy firms. “

“I am really looking forward to my new assignment and would like to thank the management board for their trust.” says Florian Faber. “We see great challenges but even greater potential for the MCH Group and I look forward to leading the company into the future with over 700 employees. further implementation of corporate culture. And of course we are working intensively on new exhibition formats. “

To the person
Florian Faber grew up in Dsseldorf and has dual citizenship of Germany and Switzerland. He studied media management at the Mittweida University of Applied Sciences and began his professional career as a media designer. After working in the automotive industry in the fairs and events and interactive marketing departments, in 2009 he joined the subsidiary MCH Expomobilia as Business Development Manager. In 2015, he obtained the Executive MBA title at the University of Zurich. From January 2019, he is the CEO of the Live Marketing Solutions Division and a member of the Management Board of the MCH Group. In this position, he is responsible for the sustainable global development of the division with its brands MCH Global, MC2 and Expomobilia. Florian Faber is married and has two children. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking with his family, gardening and skiing.

Contact with the media:
MCH Group Ltd
Corporate communication
Emmanuel Kuhn
+41 58 206 22 43

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