23 September 2020
The Weekly

After the successful protective shield procedure, Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof will have a new management team around CEO Miguel Müllenbach and CFO Guido Mager, starting from 1st October.

Mr Engelbert Thulfaut will be in charge of all topics relating to brands, customer management and branches at Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof. This includes sales, marketing, customer relationship management, branch portfolio management, real estate and facility management. Thulfaut was most recently Head of Sales at Peek & Cloppenburg. He was a member of the management team of the Düsseldorf fashion chain for over a decade and a half and, as head of retail, was also responsible for expansion in Austria and Eastern Europe.

Mr Dirk Lessing is the new Chief Operating Officer in charge of logistics, IT, processes, supply chain and HR. Until the end of 2019, Lessing was a member of the board of S-Dax-listed Takkt AG, a subsidiary of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, as well as CEO of Kaiser + Kraft Europe.

Mr Andreas Hink is the Head of Digital at Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof. He was previously Chief Digital Officer of Globus, where he was responsible for the digital transformation of the entire company.

Ms Karin Busnel-Knappertsbusch will be the new head of category management and purchasing control. She was previously a member of the management team and Chief Product Officer Non-Food at Manor.

We wish to welcome the new team in IGDS and grant them all support.