Chief Financial Officer and International Markets
Beat Hermann was appointed CFO of APG|SGA effective April 1, 2012; in this position, he is responsible for finance, IT, and infrastructure. On September 1, 2014, he additionally assumed management responsibility of International Markets. He began his career as an internal auditor and later 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 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.