During the Board of Directors meeting of Aug. 25, 2020, Klaus Röhrig indicated his wish to resign from the chairmanship of Agfa-Gevaert NV.
He said he was increasingly concerned with his lack of physical presence in Mortsel as chairman of the company due to COVID-19-induced travel restrictions which may continue for several months.
The Board of Directors accepted Röhrig’s resignation as chairman and appointed Frank Aranzana, member of the Board of Directors since May 2019, as its new chairman.
“It is an honor to take on the role of Chairman at Agfa-Gevaert. Under Klaus Röhrig’s chairmanship, the company has achieved a number of milestones, including the successful sale of part of the HealthCare IT activities and the transition to a new CEO," Aranzana said. "I would like to thank Klaus Röhrig, who will continue to support the company as a member of the Board of Directors.”
“It has been a privilege to help navigate the company in today’s challenging market, working closely together with my fellow members of the Board of Directors and Agfa-Gevaert’s Executive Management," Röhrig added. "There remain multiple challenges ahead, not the least COVID-19-induced, but with Frank Aranzana’s extensive experience, especially when facing the financial crisis of 2008, Agfa-Gevaert is in good hands. Hence, I am delighted to hand the chairmanship over to him and stay committed to the company as a member of the Board of Directors.”
Aranzana started his career in 1986 with Dow Chemical, where he worked in sales, marketing and business management. In 1996, he joined DuPont Dow Elastomers as business director. In 2013, he was appointed CEO of Allnex.