Agilent Technologies, a measurement company, has promoted Didier Hirsch, acting chief financial officer and vice president, corporate controllership and tax, to senior vice president (SVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). Hirsch has been acting CFO since 1 April 2010.
Hirsch has been responsible for Agilent’s accounting and reporting functions, tax, credit and collections, vendor payments, and cost accounting. He has been with Agilent since its inception in 1999. Prior to Agilent, Hirsch was director of finance and administration for Hewlett-Packard Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before that, he held a similar position at Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Hirsch joined Hewlett-Packard Company in 1989.
Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard, Hirsch held finance positions at Ford, Bendix/Allied Signal and STMicroelectronics. Hirsch has a master’s degree in computer science from Toulouse University and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.
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