Gerry Weber appoints new chief executive
Women’s fashion retailer Gerry Weber has promoted Angelika Schindler-Obenhaus to the position of chief executive.
She will take up her new role following the company’s AGM.
Currently chief operating officer, Schindler-Obenhaus has been a member of the board of the Gerry Weber Group since August 2020. She will succeed Alexander Gedat who has been handling the role on temporary basis since February 2020. Gedat will then seek to be elected to the supervisory board and is willing to become its chairman.
As chief operating officer, Schindler-Obenhaus is responsible for design, production, procurement, marketing and communication and will now also be taking on sales. Prior to joining Gerry Weber, she was the board member for purchasing, marketing and IT at Katag and previously oversaw the company’s purchasing, sales expansion initiatives. She began her career at the Horten department store group and has been working in the fashion industry for almost 40 years.
Tobias Moser, chairman of the supervisory board of Gerry Weber, said: Angelika Schindler-Obenhaus has been a key player in paving the way back to success over the past few months, together with the other two board members, and has brought strong focus on execution and put the Gerry Weber brand back on track.
“Alexander Gedat has been successfully navigating the company as the current CEO through what some would argue to be the most challenging time – following the insolvency proceedings in self-administration.
“Together he and Florian Frank initiated all the necessary measures to secure the company’s future when the pandemic started. They have significantly strengthened management team and operations of the business. With liquidity secured we look forward to growing Gerry Weber back into the strong business it once was.”
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