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Sonova announces management change in Channel Solutions

Staefa (Switzerland), 12.06.2012 – Alexander Zschokke, Sonova Group Vice President (GVP) Channel Solutions, has decided to leave the company to assume the role of CEO for the Franke Group as of October 1st, 2012. He will remain in his current position until the end of August, 2012.

Alexander Zschokke joined Sonova in July 2006 as GVP Marketing. In February 2010, he took over the management of Sonova’s retail business in the role of GVP Channel Solutions. After the departure of Valentin Chapero in March 2011, Mr. Zschokke took on the position of interim CEO until end of October 2011, when Lukas Braunschweiler joined Sonova as CEO.


“We congratulate Alexander Zschokke on his appointment as CEO for Franke. We regret that he is leaving Sonova, but we respect his decision as we understand that this new role is a great opportunity for him. We would like to thank him for his valuable contribution over the last six years to make our company grow and prosper across the globe. We wish him all the best for his future”, says Lukas Braunschweiler, CEO of Sonova Holding AG.


“Sonova is a very successful and unique company with an exceptional culture and great people. I’m very grateful for the experience I gained. The opportunities that were given to me were life- changing. At the same time, I’m really excited about the new challenges at Franke“, says Alexander Zschokke.


Looking forward, Franz Petermann will take over as VP Channel Solutions and report directly to Lukas Braunschweiler. During Mr. Zschokke’s tenure as interim CEO, Mr. Petermann already successfully led the global Channel Solutions organization.


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