Bernd J. Melchers

business economist, is a 30-year veteran of the pharmaceutical and health care industry with extensive experience in corporate financial management. Most recently, he was Managing Director of 3M Dyneon Holding GmbH, Germany and Global Chief Financial Officer of the world wide operating 3M Dyneon Group, a subsidiary of 3M Corporation headquartered in Minnesota. Previously, he served as the European Controller of 3M Medical Markets at the 3M Europe Headquarter located in Brussels, Belgium. Prior to this he held various senior management positions at the Medical-Surgical Division of 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota, at 3M Health Care Products, Germany, and 3M Pharmaceutical Products, Germany.