- Published on 13 July 2017
Sonova has announced on July 13 that Franz Petermann, GVP Corporate e-Marketing and member of the Management Board, will leave the company to focus on private investments and business endeavors.
His responsibilities will be transferred into the respective marketing organizations. The Sonova Management Board will subsequently consist of nine members.
Franz Petermann joined the Sonova Group in 2002 as Director Finance & Controlling. In April 2013, he joined the Management Board where he was responsible for Sonova’s global retail business. In September 2016 he assumed the position of Group Vice President Corporate e-Marketing. In this role, he successfully built and led the important strategic Sonova e-Marketing initiative. After preparing the groundwork, Sonova will now integrate the expertise of this highly-specialized team into the respective marketing organizations of the retail and wholesale businesses.
Lukas Braunschweiler, CEO of Sonova, comments: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Petermann for his strong contribution over the last fifteen years. Under his leadership, the Group significantly expanded the footprint of its global retail business and made important strides in the field of digital lead generation. We wish him all the best for his private business endeavors and personal future.”