On September 1st, 2021, Gunther Koch joins the Agfa-Gevaert Group as Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the executive committee.
CEO Pascal Juéry commented: “In a fast changing world, Agfa has the ambition to build a leading technology company by investing in high growth areas while ensuring success of our traditional businesses. As we have entered into a comprehensive transformation journey, strengthening our Human Resources expertise is a top priority for the Group to help us put our people at the center of our transformation by actively developing our talents, evolving our culture, promoting diversity and inclusion, managing change while caring for our employees.”
Gunther is a seasoned leader in Human Resources management with more than 20 years of experience in the field, covering all the aspects of a Chief Human Resources Officer position. I have all confidence that Gunther will be instrumental in Agfa’s transformation by embedding people centricity in all our initiatives and decisions.”
Gunther Koch is a commercial engineer who graduated from the Solvay Business School. He began his career at PWC as a financial auditor, then joined Proximus as a project consultant before moving to Sabena in order to work on the transition to Brussels Airlines. For the past 18 years, Gunther has held various HR responsibilities for GlaxoSmithKline where he was senior VP HR for the GSK global vaccines division for the last 10 years.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is a leading company in imaging technology and IT solutions with over 150 years of experience. The Group holds four divisions: Radiology Solutions, HealthCare IT, Digital Print & Chemicals and Offset Solutions. They develop, manufacture and market analogue and digital systems for the healthcare sector, for specific industrial applications and for the printing industry. In 2020, the Group realized a turnover of 1,709 million Euro.
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