The management of SERO has recently been expanded by a finance expert. Sven Merkel can look back on 30 years of experience in the financial sector and will lead SERO together with Dr. Welzel and the strong support of all employees though the current market weakness and strengthen our company for the future.
“I decided to take over the management of SERO at the side of Dr. Welzel, my decision is based on the fact that SERO is a company which builds on a very good basis, in particular on the employees. The high quality of our products, the technical know-how in our production and the accompanying flexibility are just a few of the factors that have made SERO the ‘Leader in EMS’. I look forward to the cooperation.”
Mr. Merkel began his professional career in auditing and then became head of accounting at a manufacturing company in Munich. He then came to Switzerland via the internal audit department of a major electricity supplier to set up the finance division of the third mobile service provider there. He then spent a number of years as CFO in a start-up company and then joined a major Russian retailer as a group CFO to build and rebuild the entire finance industry in Europe and Russia. Most recently, he helped set up a small consulting firm. In particular, he oversaw mandates for the optimization and restructuring of companies, mostly for private equity companies.
Mr. Merkel has a daughter and two sons. He likes to play tennis and prefers to be on the water, either with a sailboat, kite board or water ski.