ZEISS financial chief steps down after 20 years

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The German-based testing solutions company ZEISS said its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has stepped down after 20 years at the company.

Dr Christian Müller has decided not to extend his contract and will leave the company at the end of the month “on the best of terms,” ZEISS said.

Müller’s successor as CFO has already been chosen but ZEISS said it was waiting till a later date to announce who it was.

In the meantime, ZEISS CEO Dr Karl Lamprecht will assume the CFO’s responsibilities in the interim.

“The Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG regrets Dr Müller’s decision not to extend his contract as CFO,” said Dr Michael Bolle, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at ZEISS. “He has put the finance organization in an excellent position and made an important contribution to the strategic and operational development of ZEISS. We would like to thank him for his outstanding dedication and extremely successful work. We wish him all the best going forward.”