Frank Aranzana has been appointed as Agfa’s new chairman following Klaus Röhrig’s resignation.

During a board meeting at the end of August Mr Röhrig said he wanted to step down as the Coronavirus pandemic and associated travel restrictions meant he wasn’t able to be present at the company’s headquarters in Mortsel, Belgium.

‘It is an honor to take on the role of chairman at Agfa-Gevaert,’ Mr Aranzana said. ‘Under Klaus Röhrig’s chairmanship, the company has achieved a number of milestones, including the successful sale of part of the HealthCare IT activities and the transition to a new CEO. I would like to thank Klaus Röhrig, who will continue to support the company as member of the board of directors.’

‘It has been a privilege to help navigate the company in today’s challenging market, working closely together with my fellow members of the board of directors and Agfa-Gevaert’s executive management,’ Mr Röhrig added. ‘There remain multiple challenges ahead, not the least COVID-19-induced, but with Frank Aranzana’s extensive experience, especially when facing the financial crisis of 2008, Agfa-Gevaert is in good hands. Hence, I am delighted to hand the chairmanship over to him and stay committed to the company as member of the board of directors.’