Global company in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions Straumann Group has announced the appointment of Yang Xu as CFO and member of the executive management board. Yang will join the Straumann Group on 21 Aug 2023, succeeding Peter Hackel.
CEO Guillaume Daniellot said, “Yang is a business executive with a track record. She brings experience in corporate finance, strategy, commercial and business development. Yang is a leader with a passion for developing talents and building high-performance organisations. We are looking forward to working with her. I would also like to thank Marc-Alain for leading our finance organisation as an interim-CFO since early January 2023. His expertise has been valuable for the Straumann Group during the past six months. He will ensure a smooth transition with Yang and end his mission by September this year.”
Yang joins from The Kraft Heinz Company, a publicly listed US food company. She was senior vice-president, head of corporate development and global treasurer and a member of the company’s executive committee. She has more than 20 years of experience in finance, strategy, operational and commercial functions. Her career started with General Electric Healthcare in Europe. She then worked for Whirlpool Corporation rising through financial roles of increasing responsibility across corporate functions, business units and regions. She led commercial and operational functions outside of finance. Yang has worked in countries across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
Yang, born 1979 in China, is a French passport holder and holds a master’s degree in management from HEC Paris. She participated in MBA programmes at London Business School and Stanford.