Press Release: New Chief Financial Officer appointed
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Pierre-Antoine Binard will become the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group on 1 September 2018.
Pierre-Antoine Binard (46, married, two children) is replacing Andreas Kappeler, who has taken on a new challenge outside the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group.
Pierre-Antoine Binard has a wealth of professional experience in Switzerland and abroad. Born in France, Binard began his career at the French subsidiaries of the global corporations Heineken and Fujitsu. He then worked as the Head of Controlling for Carrefour Switzerland between 2000 and 2008, before being appointed CFO of Carrefour Malaysia and Singapore. From 2010 to 2018 he was the CFO of Manor, where he was responsible for the Swiss department store chain’s financial management, indirect procurement, real estate management and supply chain management. During this time he also led various major projects including the development of a comprehensive strategic transformation plan and a framework for the company’s digitalisation process.
“We are delighted to have Pierre-Antoine Binard on board,” said Dr. Ole Wiesinger, CEO of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group. “He brings with him a wide range of experience in international as well as Swiss corporations. We are confident that Mr Binard’s diverse background in other industries will provide a fresh and innovative perspective for our work here at Hirslanden.”
Pierre-Antoine Binard will begin his new role on 1 September 2018.
As of 31 March 2018, the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group comprises 17 hospitals in 11 cantons, many of which have an outpatient surgical centre and an Emergency department. The group also operates 4 outpatient clinics, 16 radiology institutes and 4 radiotherapy institutes. The group has around 1,680 affiliated doctors and 9,635 employees, of whom 461 are permanently employed doctors. Hirslanden is the leading private hospital group and the largest medical network in Switzerland. In the 2017/18 financial year, the group generated turnover of 1,735 million Swiss francs and treated more than 102,903 patients, amounting to a total of 473,343 inpatient days. In insurance terms, the patient mix consists of 47.9% basic, 29.7% semi-private, and 22.4% private insured patients.
The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group is synonymous with first-class medical care delivered by highly qualified medical specialists with years of experience. As a system provider, Hirslanden stands out from the rest of the market: interdisciplinary medical centres of expertise and specialised institutes enable it to offer the best possible individualised treatment, even in highly complex cases. The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group was formed in 1990 through the merger of several Swiss private hospitals. Since 2007 it has been part of the international hospital group Mediclinic International plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.