The group’s board of directors has appointed industry veteran Bernd Stadlwieser as its CEO. He is taking over for Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, who has served in an interim capacity since last September.
Stadlwieser, who previously held senior positions at Swarovski, Thomas Sabo, and Mondaine Watch, brings more than 20 years of international experience in the watch and jewellery sectors to the role. He is also well-versed in the fields of business development and digitization.
“MCH Group is facing major challenges and opportunities,” said Stadlwieser. “I have seen for myself that the necessary transformation and innovation process has already been launched and that, together with the employees, key steps have been taken to realign the business for the future, ensuring MCH Group will emerge stronger than before.”
“We are delighted to be taking on an exceedingly competent and successful manager with Bernd Stadlwieser,” added Ulrich Vischer, chair of the group’s board of directors. “He has a great deal of experience in sectors of industry that are of importance to us, as well as for taking forward the transformation process that has been launched. The board of directors, the management, and the entire MCH workforce are looking forward to working with him.”