Letter to the Shareholders
As of the beginning of 2013, I have been given responsibility for leading Fresenius Medical Care’s global operations. Together with our Management Board and Dr. Ben J. Lipps – my predecessor and long-acting Chief Executive Officer of our Company – we managed a demanding but overall successful year in 2012. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Ben for his service and his tireless dedication during more than 14 years as CEO. His leadership was an integral part of the organization’s success these past years, and it allows me to announce a strong set of numbers for 2012.
The treatment of chronic kidney disease is a medical success story. Two long-serving employees and a clinician and scientist from Fresenius Medical Care, a nurse and a dialysis patient share their personal experience and tell us what they see as the greatest advances in the past and the main goals for the future.
An alternative to a clinic based dialysis treatment is being treated in a familiar environment at home. Different types of home dialysis allow patients to adapt their treatment to their everyday routine. However, every type of treatment has its own challenges.
To identify managers with outstanding capabilities within the Company and enhance their professional and personal skills, we launched the Global Executive Challenge in 2012.
Aaron McCargo is bringing his trademark, the “Flavor of Bold“, into dialysis patients‘ kitchens. His mission is to create dialysis-friendly recipes that are so easy, affordable and mouthwatering that patients and their families just have to try them.