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Announcement of Ralph Halter as New Global Head of IT

Thursday 19th September 2019

Ralph is appointed as Global Head of IT
Ralph is appointed as Global Head of IT

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ralph Halter as the new Global Head of IT and a member of the Global Leadership Team as of October 1, 2019. He will be based in Zurich, reporting directly to Gary Hughes, CFO. Ralph will be responsible for managing all aspects of Acino’s information technology and systems as well as selecting and implementing enterprise IT solutions to support the needs of the business.

Ralph is a practiced IT professional with over 30 years of experience in managing corporate information technology initiatives having worked for Fides, IKEA and most recently Panalpina where he was Corporate Head of IT Strategy and Planning. Ralph has a BSc in Marketing from the University of Applied Science in Basel.

“I am delighted to welcome Ralph to Acino,” said Gary Hughes, “his extensive technical background working in an international environment, combined with his expertise in developing corporate IT strategies and managing large scale IT initiatives will be a great asset. I look forward to working with him to strengthen Acino’s IT technology footprint to support our business needs.”

“I would also like to thank Fulcran Perier for his effort and support as ad interim CIO,” added Hughes. “He has ensured that all IT initiatives continued to run smoothly whilst we conducted a search for a permanent replacement.”