Beat Hermann

CFO Finance & International


Beat Hermann was appointed CFO and member of the Executive Board of APG|SGA, effective April 1, 2012; in this position, he is responsible for the Finance & International Markets division. He began his career as an internal auditor and later as controller with the Volcafe/ED&F Man Group in Switzerland and in Latin America. From 2000, he was Director of Finance & Administration with Sony Music Entertainment in Switzerland. Within the Lindt & Sprüngli Group, he first worked as a senior corporate controller and then, from 2006 to 2011, served as the CFO of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company (Lindt & Sprüngli Group) in San Francisco (USA). He holds a degree in business administration (lic. oec. publ.) from the University of Zurich. He has since continued his studies with executive courses at Harvard University and the Wharton School and has also completed an Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, Singapore.