Born in Graubünden, she has held the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Emmi since 2019 and previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Aurior Foods Group. In a statement Thursday about Demarmels’ election, Chairman Konrad Graber said her appointment ensures “continuity in the management and Emmy’s recently confirmed strategic direction.”
It remains unclear who will replace Demarmels in her financial position. Emmi will now begin the process of filling this position and handing over responsibilities by the end of the year.
It has been known since last fall that former CEO, Urs Ridner, will step down at the end of the year and replace the current Chairman, Konrad Graber, at the 2023 General Assembly. Ridner has been Emmi’s president since 2008.
Under the management of Riedener, who joined the Lucerne group from Migros at that time, the Central Swiss group was very successful. Above all, Redner has also pushed towards internationalization. In 2008 Emmi was still a dairy company largely focused on Switzerland with an international sales share of only 23 percent, but now the situation is reversed.
Emmi now works with subsidiaries and properties in 14 countries around the world and also has eight of its own overseas dairies. The company now generates far more sales abroad than it does in Switzerland. In 2021 it was about 60 to 40 percent, in the previous year it was 55 to 45 percent.
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