Italy: Dr. Schär annouces new CEO

Burgstall / IT. (ds) Dr. Schär SPA Chairman, Ulrich Ladurner, has announced that Hannes Berger is the new CEO of the world leading company in specialised and gluten-free nutrition. Hannes Berger has been holding key positions in the Company for almost twenty years and has been a member of the Board of Directors since it was first set up, since the beginning of 2023 has replaced former CEO Philipp Schoeller.

As the new CEO, Hannes Berger will be charged with the task of accelerating the development of the business globally, given his in-depth knowledge of the Company and its achievements over the past five years in the US market as well as in South America, the UK and Ireland. Under his leadership as CEO and President of North America market, US sales grew by more than double to become one of the Company’s key countries, also supported by on-going investment in the extension of local production sites.

«With the appointment of Hannes Berger, we want to continue on the growth path that has seen us play a leading role in recent years,» says Ulrich Ladurner, «always keeping a focus on innovation, which is the driver that will allow us to expand our business, reaching out into new territories and new nutritional categories».

For over a hundred years, Dr. Schär’s mission has been to improve the lives of people with specific nutritional needs. Today, the Company – which is increasingly focused on inclusive nutrition – has 18 sites in 11 countries with over 1.500 employees. Its products, with the worldwide famous gluten-free Schär brand as the first, are available in more than 100 countries and, by this year, the revenue will exceed the 500 EUR million mark.

Speaking about his new position as CEO of the company, Hannes Berger says: «I would like to thank Ulrich Ladurner for the trust he has shown in me, and I am looking forward to working with the team to achieve the growth targets we have set for ourselves, taking on all the challenges and opportunities of an ever-evolving market.»