Celesio UK appoints Finance Integration Director

Celesio UK has appointed Martin Lipp as its new Finance Integration Director, commencing Monday 4th July.  Martin will join the Celesio UK leadership team and report to Finance Director Thorsten Beer who commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Martin to our leadership team and I’m sure he will be a valuable addition to the business. His expertise and vast experience will be extremely useful to us in the coming months and years. It’s great to have him on board.”

Martin joins Celesio UK after two successful years working for Celesio in Brazil as CFO for the Panpharma & Oncoprod Group. He has an impressive twelve years’ international experience in the field of finance having worked at companies in Germany, Spain, China and Brazil. Martin has worked in a variety of roles, primarily as a finance director with a focus and specialism in financial integration, mergers, acquisitions and optimisation of financial processes. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics as well as qualifications in Business Law and Politics.

Martin said of his new role: “I’m here to help with the integration of our three new businesses (UDG, Bupa Home Healthcare and Sainsbury’s pharmacies). I have experience in handling acquisitions and sales of large businesses which helps me to understand both positions and I believe this insight can help our family of business be more successful.”