Dentsply Sirona has expanded its board of directors with an additional member, appointing longtime German healthcare executive Dorothea Wenzel.

Dentsply Sirona announced that Dorothea Wenzel has been appointed to its board of directors, increasing the size of its board from 10 to 11 members.

Wenzel has also been appointed as a member of the audit and finance committee.

She worked for Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, from June 2004 to August 2021 and most recently served as executive vice president and head of the surface solutions business unit.

Prior to joining Merck, Wenzel held a number of finance and business positions in the health care industry at AXA Krankenversicherung AG and Medvantis Holding AG and worked for several years as consultant and engagement manager at McKinsey & Comp.

Wenzel was also a Member of the Staff of the Committee for the Sustainability of the Financing of the Social Security Systems of the German Federal Ministry of Health.

She holds a doctorate in Health Economics and a diploma in business and computer sciences from the Technical University of Darmstadt.

“Dr Wenzel is a highly experienced executive with an impressive strategic, financial, and general management track record in the health care sector,” said Eric Brandt, Dentsply Sirona chairman of the board. “Her expertise will enhance and broaden the Board’s international perspective as we continue to build and refresh our board.”

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