Burkhart started his career at Richemont in 2016 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and became CFO in in August 2017 and a Director on 13 September 2017. He is a Financial Executive with an international profile and multi-cultural experience, a Generalist with broad experience in all aspects of controlling, accounting, auditing and financial management. He also has strong experience in business restructuring.
He has over 20 years’ experience as a CFO having held the position at Wella, Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels. He has Diploma in International Finance from Universitat Munster.
2017 – Present Chief Financial Officer, Richemont
2016 – 2017 Deputy Group Finance Director, Richemont
2006 – 2016 Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Van Cleef & Arpels
2000 – 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Montblanc France
1996 – 1999 Chief Financial Officer, Wella Chile
1988 – 1993 Diploma – Kaufmann, International Finance, Westfëlische Wilhelms, Universität Münster
1990 – 1991 BBA Finance, International Finance, Georgia Southern University, College of Business Administration
About Compagnie Financière Richemont SA: Compagnie Financière Richemont SA is a Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company founded in 1988 by South African businessman Johann Rupert. Through its various subsidiaries, Richemont designs, manufactures, distributes and sells premium jewellery, watches, leather goods, writing instruments, firearms, clothing and accessories. Richemont is publicly traded as CFR on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the JSE Securities Exchange.
As of November 2012, Compagnie Financière Richemont SA is the sixth largest corporation by market capitalisation in the Swiss Market Index. As of 2014, Richemont is the second-largest luxury goods company in the world after LVMH.
Job title: CFO
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