CFOs on the Move (Europe): Week Ending April 3

Osram, Logitech, Cranswick, Ingenico
Jason KaraianApril 3, 2009

Osram, a German lighting manufacturer owned by conglomerate Siemens, appointed Thomas Schaffer as its new CFO. A career Siemens employee, Schaffer most recently served as a senior finance executive in the group’s healthcare division. He replaces Johannes Närger, who is now CFO for the home appliances group.

Swiss-American computer accessories group Logitech announced the resignation of CFO Mark Hawkins. He will leave the company at the end of the month to join engineering software firm Autodesk. A replacement has not yet been named.

Mark Bottomley will become the new finance director of Cranswick, a UK-based food company, at the end of May. Stepping up from financial controller, Bottomley replaces company veteran John Lindop, Cranswick’s finance chief since 1993, who will retire.

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Ingenico, a French electronic payment systems company, named Pierre-Antoine Vacheron as its new CFO. He replaces Cyril Malher, who is leaving the group. Vacheron brings diverse experience to his new role, with stints at the French treasury, EADS, Alstom and Etam on his CV.