21. December 2020 | Finance News

AIXTRON SE appoints Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Dr. Christian Danninger appointed as new member of the Executive Board effective July 1, 2021 or earlier

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21.12.2020 / 22:04
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AIXTRON appoints Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Dr. Christian Danninger appointed as new member of the Executive Board effective July 1, 2021 or earlier

Herzogenrath/Germany, December 21, 2020 - The Supervisory Board of AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA) today appointed Dr. Christian Danninger as new member of the Executive Board in the function of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective July 1, 2021 or earlier. The appointment is for a period of 3 years.

Dr. Christian Danninger was most recently Group CFO of Putzmeister Holding GmbH and CFO of Sany Europe GmbH, both companies of the Sany Group. The 41-year-old has extensive international experience in the areas of finance and accounting, compliance, law, IT and M&A. With a doctorate in law and master in economics, his responsibilities in corporate and organizational development included the optimization of financial processes and reporting, the development and restructuring as well as the optimization of the organizational structures of various corporate divisions, and driving forward digitalization and human resources development.

As Chief Financial Officer, he will assume responsibility for Finance and Accounting, Controlling, Compliance, Legal, Human Resources, and Investor Relations at AIXTRON no later than July 1, 2021. With the appointment of Dr. Danninger, the Supervisory Board considers the announced generation change in the Executive Board to be completed. "As a proven financial expert with extensive experience in the machinery and equipment industry, Dr. Danninger is an excellent addition to the Executive Board team to jointly drive the Company's growth strategy," said Kim Schindelhauer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AIXTRON SE. "We are convinced that he will leverage his broad expertise on an operational and strategic level at AIXTRON in a targeted manner."

AIXTRON's technologies address a number of different, dynamically developing growth markets from which the Company intends to benefit in the coming years. With this expanded Executive Board, AIXTRON believes it is well positioned for the future.

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AIXTRON SE is a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Herzogenrath (near Aachen), Germany, with subsidiaries and sales offices in Asia, United States and in Europe. AIXTRON's technology solutions are used by a diverse range of customers worldwide to build advanced components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound or organic semiconductor materials. Such components are used in a broad range of innovative applications, technologies and industries. These include Laser and LED applications, display technologies, data transmission, SiC and GaN power management and conversion, communication, signaling and lighting as well as a range of other leading-edge technologies.

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For further information on AIXTRON (FSE: AIXA, ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6) please visit our website at www.aixtron.com/en.

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This document is an English language translation of a document in German language. In case of discrepancies, the German language document shall prevail and shall be the valid version.

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