CEO Aenova Group
Jan Kengelbach initially served the Aenova Group as an interim CFO and interim CEO prior to becoming its permanent CEO. Mr. Kengelbach previously worked as a Partner with BC Partners in London, the private equity-led majority shareholder of the Aenova Group. During his tenure at BC Partners as an Operations Partner, he led a wide range of performance improvement initiatives across various industries, spanning the design and implementation of turnaround plans and transformation roadmaps as well as leading interim management assignments as a CFO and and Managing Director. Previously, Mr. Kengelbach was a Director at AlixPartners working as a financial restructuring and operational turnaround advisor as well as interim COO. Prior to this, he worked as the Managing Director and CFO of the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation in New York, and as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co. in Munich. Mr. Kengelbach holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, an Engineering Science master’s degree from the Ecole Centrale Paris, and a Mechanical Engineering master’s degree from the Technical University Munich. He is a Certified Restructuring and Insolvency Advisor (CIRA).


CEO Aenova Group
Effective 01 August 2018, Ralf Schuler was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Aenova Group. He has a strong CFO track-record in manufacturing-related industries. Prior to joining Aenova, Mr. Schuler was instrumental in designing and managing a comprehensive transformation and optimization project as CFO of SURTECO SE´s paper business unit. Before that he held various management positions within Elster Group, most recently as Executive Vice President Finance & Administration in charge of the international gas measurement and control business. A native of Lower Saxony, he started his career as a trainee in an accounting firm. Having completed his undergraduate degree in European Business Studies, he earned a Master´s degree (M.A.) from Brunel University, London.


Managing Director Site Cornu / SVP Business Unit SGC
Michael Ammann is Senior Vice President of the Soft Gel Capsules business unit with production and packaging locations in Cornu RO, Kirchberg CH and Greensboro USA. Mr. Ammann has held various managerial positions at Swiss Caps since 1997, one of the core cells of the Aenova Group. During his various activities in the food and pharmaceutical sector, he has gained the necessary knowledge for solid dosage forms and packaging and can also refer to extensive international experience. He has headed the Cornu site in Romania since 2009. The Dipl.-Ing. has further qualifications in the fields of industrial engineering and SME management.


General Manager & SVP Business Unit Solids
Christine Beck has been with Aenova since the end of 2018 and is Vice President Supply Chain Management and Senior Vice President of the Solids business unit with 8 production sites. She has many years of experience in responsible positions in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries as well as in the food and chemical industry. Her most recent positions were "Head of Global Supply Chain" for 24 factories in 11 countries in the food industry and the management of a large chemical production plant with 700 employees. Ms. Beck holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering and is a certified SAP consultant.


General Manager & SVP Business Unit Semi Solids & Liquids
Florent Bordet joined the Aenova Group at the end of 2019 as General Manager & Senior Vice President - Business Unit Semi Solids & Liquids, with operational and business responsibility over the production sites in Carugate and Latina in Italy and in Feldkirchen, Gronau and Wolfratshausen in Germany. Mr Bordet has 24 years of experience in the CDMO industry with over 20 years at Catalent where he held positions of increasing responsibility in R&D, Manufacturing, Technical Operations, Site Management and Business Transformation, and he was last Vice President Operations at Famar, overviewing 12 sites in Europe and Canada. Mr Bordet graduated as a Pharmacist and holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Pharmacy from Strasbourg University (France).

Dr. Macniell

SVP Global Quality
Dr. Macniell Esua has been Senior Vice President Global Quality & HSE at the Aenova Group since the end of 2019. With a doctorate in pharmacy, Dr. Macniell Esua has more than 16 years of experience in various management positions in multinational companies in the pharmaceutical industry, including quality assurance, quality control, manufacturing, pharmaceutical development and global compliance management for various dosage forms, finished products and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Most recently, he was Chief Compliance Officer of the Corden Pharma Group. Dr. Esua is an experienced auditor who is also qualified as a QP under Art. 22 d. 75/319 EEC and has extensive knowledge of quality and regulatory compliance in major global markets.