According to NEVEON CEO Oliver Bruns, “With Manuela Fürst (43), we have supplemented NEVEON's top management with an internationally experienced, financial executive, who possesses an extensive background in the global food and beverage, automotive and consulting fields. I am therefore certain that with Manuela's many years of professional experience and her extensive knowledge, especially in the finance field, we are well equipped for the future. At the same time, on behalf of the entire management, I would like to wish our previous CFO, Harald Wallner, all the very best and every success with regard to his new challenge.”
Following international business administration studies in Vienna and the completion of an MBA program at the University of Hong Kong, Fürst was in charge of finance and investment management at BAST AG from 2005. She then held a variety of positions, including that of Director Mergers & Acquisitions at MAGNA Steyr AG & Co KG and Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at AGRANA and subsequently as CFO of the Fruit Division at AGRANA. Manuela Fürst, “I am delighted to have an opportunity as NEVEON’s new CFO to accompany the group on the growth course upon which it has embarked. By assuming the management of the Finance, IT and Legal departments, I am following in the sizable footsteps of Harald Wallner, whom I would like to both thank most sincerely for his outstanding achievements and offer my best wishes for his professional future", says Manuela Fürst, who is a native of Lower Austria and mother of two.