Helene von Roeder to become new CFO of Germany’s Merck

(Reuters) – Germany’s Merck KGaA has appointed Helene von Roeder as the new chief financial officer and member of the Executive Board after Marcus Kuhnert has decided to step down, the drugmaker announced on Monday.

The changes would become effective from July 1, the company added.

German real estate company Vonovia announced this month that von Roeder would be leaving its management board at her own request as of July 1.

(This story has been refiled to make it clear that the company is Germany’s Merck)

(Reporting by Anastasiia Kozlova and Amir Orusov; Editing by Miranda Murray)