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Oerlikon appoints Anna Ryzhova as Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Executive Committee

Pfäffikon, Schwyz, Switzerland – September 8, 2016 – Today, the Board of Directors of Oerlikon announced that Anna Ryzhova has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of Oerlikon’s Executive Committee, effective October 1, 2016. Anna Ryzhova is a senior HR executive with over 15 years of experience in leading HR functions.

Anna Ryzhova held various senior HR executive positions, including 13 years at Renova Group, a strategic investor in a number of world-class companies with a strong technological focus. Most recently, Anna Ryzhova was Chief Human Resources Officer at Renova Management AG, Zurich, Switzerland. From 2010 to 2015, she served as HR and Corporate Relations Director at the Renova Group Corporate Center in Moscow, Russia. Anna Ryzhova holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the National Research University in Moscow and an Executive MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Dr. Roland Fischer said: “In our strategic objective to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions and advanced materials, our people play a key role. Anna’s broad HR experience and know-how will be of great value to Oerlikon in this important transformation. I’m confident that she is the right person to take our HR function to the next level and support the Group in achieving its goals.”

About Oerlikon

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2015. The company invested CHF 103 million in R&D in 2015 and has over 1 350 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.


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