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Media Release

19 December 2017

Unilabs announces an organisational management change

Geneva, 19 December 2017. Given the fast growing size of the company and the increasing number of countries where it operates, Unilabs has resized the management structure into a smaller Unilabs Management Team (UMT), effective from 1st January 2018.

The UMT includes three key regions, which will also be leading key strategic initiatives for the group, therefore creating strong interdependencies: 

-Region North (Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark) will be led by Lars Jørgensen, Group Regional Director North.

-Region Centre (Switzerland, Italy, International Business, Czech Republic and Slovakia) will be led by Martin Schlatter, Group Regional Director Centre. 

-Region South (France, Spain, Portugal and BeNeLux) will be led by our former COO Michiel Boehmer, now our Group Regional Director South.

Unilabs is confident that these organisational changes will provide the best possible continuity in the company's focus and ensure a very good foundation for continued international expansion.

Kurt Coffyn has recently joined as Unilabs COO, replacing Michiel Boehmer. Mr. Coffyn has a very strong and solid background in Operations, Supply Chain and Procurement, having led industrial operations on all continents. In his last role, Kurt was Global Business Operations & Supply Chain Director for the Starches and Sweeteners division within Cargill. Prior to this, Mr. Coffyn held several Operations Director roles, from 1991 to 2017, in different companies such as General Electric, Stanley Black & Decker and Barry-Callebaut.

Karl Erik Clausen, who re-joined Unilabs as CFO ad-interim last September, has stepped back, to pursue personal opportunities after successfully completing a number of strategic acquisitions and closing the financing for several of them. “We thank him for his commitment and contribution”, states Jos Lamers, CEO of Unilabs.  

A search for the successor to CFO Karl Erik Clausen has been initiated. Meanwhile, CEO Jos Lamers will also lead the CFO function. 

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For further information or to arrange an interview with Unilabs, please contact Pauline Kropp at media@unilabs.com or +41 22 909 77 94

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