Bob Rhatigan, CEO of Merz North America, has been appointed to a new position in the company, president and CEO of Merz-Americas effective September 1. This expands Rhatigan’s leadership of Merz’s North American business as he assumes responsibility for Latin America and will oversee the overall commercial strategy for the company’s newly created “Americas Region.” In addition, Frank Brandt-Pollmann has been promoted to area vice president, Latin America. He will lead Merz’s business operations across Latin America and report directly to Rhatigan.
“We are confident that under the leadership of Bob Rhatigan and Frank Brandt-Pollmann, Merz in the Americas will be well-positioned to execute on our global vision to become the most admired, trusted and innovative aesthetics and neurotoxin company,” said Philip Burchard, CEO of Merz. “Moreover, I would particularly like to thank Beat Neukom, CFO of Merz Group, for his extraordinary commitment and contributions as interim region head, Latin America. For the past two years—and in addition to his CFO responsibilities—Beat has led the team in Latin America through significant changes with a focus on increasing revenue in strategic business areas and establishing a culture of collaboration across the region. This has led to a significant acceleration of our business in Latin America and has put Merz on a clear path of success for the future.”
With the creation of this new Americas region, Merz is focused on strengthening its business in North and Latin America (LATAM), which is home to some of the world’s top aesthetics markets, including the U.S., Brazil and Mexico. “I am honored to accept this new leadership role within Merz, and I believe that our increased focus on the Americas creates an exciting strategic opportunity to strengthen our partnerships with customers in these important markets,” said Rhatigan.
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