Professional Experiences
  • Sep 2012 to Dec 2015

    CEO | Global acting fashion company

    Design, Brand & Product Management, Marketing and Sales as direct reports.

    Key Achievements

    • Restructuring und Reengineering of the whole company
    • Alignment of the company as a global multichannel Organization
    • Dramatic reduction of dept. – from 270 Mio € down to < 10 Mio €
    • Reorientation of the collection aligned to the target group associated with a significant swing in the preorder development
  • Jan 2007 to Sept 2012

    CEO | Perfumery retailing chain

    Responsibility for perfumery division worldwide.

    Key Achievements

    • Alignment of the company as an international multichannel retailer
    • Development of new, modern and attractive POS concepts
    • Revision of country portfolio. Sale of unprofitable subsidiaries and new market entries by acquisitions of competitors
    • Achievement of highest EBT in the history of the company
    • Growth in the E-Commerce business from 30 Mio € up to > 100 Mio €
  • Mar 1997 to Dec 2006

    CEO | Regional premium fashion department store

    Procurement, sales, marketing and supply chain as direct reports.

    Key Achievements

    • Reorientation of the business concept aligned to clearly defined target groups
    • Financial restructuring
    • Growth in EBIT from 0% to > 9%
    • Growth of equity ratio from 6% to > 50%
    • Stock market launch in 1998
  • Jan 1986 to Feb 1997

    Manager | Fashion department store chain

    Overall Responsibility for several Department stores.

    Key Achievements

    • Repositioning of Department Stores and Shopping Malls
    • Reengineering processes
    • Integration of acquired companies


Holder of a Master´s degree in business economics | Dipl. Ökonom
(University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim 1985)
Bundeswehr Trainer (1977 to 1978)
General qualification for university entrance / A-Level (brit.)
(Georg-Büchner-Gymnasium | Winnenden 1968 to 1977)

Additional Skills

German (mother tongue)
English Speaker
French Speaker


Senator of Economy | Senator der Wirtschaft
Member of advisory committee | ATOSS Software AG
Member of advisory committee | Cash Recovery Team GmbH