Gerresheimer CEO, Dr. Christian Fischer, will leave the company with immediate effect.

Dr. Fischer (pictured) has asked for an amicable premature termination of his services due to personal reasons.

Gerresheimer said the decision was not based on diverging views regarding the strategy or business performance of the company.

Its Supervisory Board has accepted the request and the company will now be managed by the remaining three board members until a new CEO has been appointed.

Its CFO Rainer Beaujean, will assume the function of Speaker of the Management Board for the interim period. Andreas Schütte will continue to lead the Plastics & Devices Division, while Dr. Lukas Burkhardt has been responsible for the Primary Packaging Glass Division since January 01, 2018.