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Sonova Appoints New GVP Corporate HRM


Stäfa (Switzerland), September 20, 2017 – Sonova Holding AG, the world’s leading provider of hearing solutions, announces today the appointment of Claudio Bartesaghi, currently Head of Corporate Human Resources Management (HRM) North America, to the position of Group Vice President Corporate HRM and member of the Sonova Management Board, effective October 1, 2017. He will be succeeding Sarah Kreienbühl, who will be leaving the company as previously announced to pursue a new career opportunity outside of the industry.

Claudio Bartesaghi (born in 1973, Swiss citizen) brings with him international experience from his current position as Head of HRM of Sonova North America, based in the US, and his prior role as Head of HRM Sonova APAC, based in Singapore. Before these international assignments, he held various positions at Sonova headquarters in Switzerland, gaining a deep understanding of the globally integrated HRM systems and processes and the strong talent base of the Group. Claudio Bartesaghi holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Advanced Studies in HRM from the University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland.

“With Claudio Bartesaghi, we appoint a well-qualified internal candidate for this important role,” says Lukas Braunschweiler, CEO of Sonova. “Building on his strong track record and his international experience within the Sonova Group, he will further drive our comprehensive global HRM programs with clear priorities and thus ensure continuity in our well-proven approach. His appointment is further evidence for our focus on fostering leadership and talent development and on promoting career opportunities within our strongly growing Group.”

About Sonova

Sonova, headquartered in Stäfa, Switzerland, is the leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions. The Group operates through its core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and AudioNova. Sonova offers its customers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry – from hearing instruments to cochlear implants to wireless communication solutions. Founded in 1947, the Group is currently present in over 100 countries across the globe and has a workforce of over 14,000 dedicated employees. Sonova generated sales of CHF 2.4 billion in the financial year 2016/17 and a net profit of CHF 356 million. Across all businesses, and by supporting the Hear the World Foundation, Sonova pursues its vision of a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.

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