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08.11.2022

Bjørn Gulden to become CEO of adidas AG

The Supervisory Board of adidas AG resolved upon the succession for adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted. Effective January 1, 2023, Bjørn Gulden is appointed as member of the Executive Board and CEO of adidas AG. Kasper Rorsted and the Supervisory Board mutually agreed that he will step down as CEO and leave the company upon expiry of November 11, 2022. Harm Ohlmeyer, Chief Financial Officer of adidas AG, will lead the company in the interim until December 31, 2022. The Supervisory Board had announced a CEO transition on August 22, 2022.

Bjørn Gulden is 57 years old, Norwegian and has been CEO of Puma SE since 2013. Bjørn Gulden looks back at a tenure at adidas as, amongst others, Senior Vice President of Apparel and Accessories from 1992 to 1999. Additionally, he was CEO of Danish jewelry brand Pandora, Managing Director of footwear retailer Deichmann, President of Rack Room Shoes, and held various management positions at outdoor apparel company Helly Hansen. He also holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Salling Group, Denmark’s largest food retailer.

The Supervisory Board of adidas AG resolved upon the succession for adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted. Effective January 1, 2023, Bjørn Gulden is appointed as member of the Executive Board and CEO of adidas AG. Kasper Rorsted and the Supervisory Board mutually agreed that he will step down as CEO and leave the company upon expiry of November 11, 2022. Harm Ohlmeyer, Chief Financial Officer of adidas AG, will lead the company in the interim until December 31, 2022. The Supervisory Board had announced a CEO transition on August 22, 2022.

Bjørn Gulden is 57 years old, Norwegian and has been CEO of Puma SE since 2013. Bjørn Gulden looks back at a tenure at adidas as, amongst others, Senior Vice President of Apparel and Accessories from 1992 to 1999. Additionally, he was CEO of Danish jewelry brand Pandora, Managing Director of footwear retailer Deichmann, President of Rack Room Shoes, and held various management positions at outdoor apparel company Helly Hansen. He also holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Salling Group, Denmark’s largest food retailer.

“We are very pleased to welcome Bjørn Gulden back at adidas. Bjørn Gulden brings almost 30 years of experience in the sporting goods and footwear industry. As a result, he knows the industry extremely well and draws on a rich network in sport and retail. Bjørn Gulden already served adidas successfully for seven years in the 1990s. As CEO of Puma, he re-invigorated the brand and led the company to record results. The Supervisory Board of adidas AG is convinced that Bjørn Gulden will head adidas into a new era of strength and is looking very much forward to a successful cooperation,” said Thomas Rabe, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of adidas AG. 

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adidas AG

Stephan Sielaff Photo: Lenzing. Stephan Sielaff appointed as new CEO of Lenzing AG
09.03.2022

Stephan Sielaff appointed as new CEO of Lenzing AG

  • Stephan Sielaff replaces interim CEO Cord Prinzhorn

  • CFO Thomas Obendrauf will not extend his contract

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Edelmann will no longer be available as Chairman at the end of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

  • Cord Prinzhorn returns to Supervisory Board and will take over as Chairman

The Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG has appointed Stephan Sielaff, the former CTO/COO of Lenzing AG, as the new CEO effective April 01, 2022. He succeeds Cord Prinzhorn, who took over as interim CEO in the fourth quarter of 2021. Cord Prinzhorn will return to the Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG. The Managing Board will thus be reduced again from five to four members.

  • Stephan Sielaff replaces interim CEO Cord Prinzhorn

  • CFO Thomas Obendrauf will not extend his contract

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Edelmann will no longer be available as Chairman at the end of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

  • Cord Prinzhorn returns to Supervisory Board and will take over as Chairman

The Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG has appointed Stephan Sielaff, the former CTO/COO of Lenzing AG, as the new CEO effective April 01, 2022. He succeeds Cord Prinzhorn, who took over as interim CEO in the fourth quarter of 2021. Cord Prinzhorn will return to the Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG. The Managing Board will thus be reduced again from five to four members.

Stephan Sielaff holds a degree in chemical engineering and held various management positions at Unilever and Symrise from 1993 to 2014. Between 2014 and 2020, he was responsible for the strategic development of the company as a Member of the Board of Directors (COO) at the Swiss specialty chemicals company Archroma – an important supplier of the textile and paper industry. He was appointed Chief Technology Officer and COO of Lenzing AG as of March 01, 2020.

CFO Thomas Obendrauf has informed the Supervisory Board that he will not be available for a further extension of his contract, which expires in June 2022. The Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG is already working on a timely replacement. Mr. Obendrauf will be available to the company in an advisory capacity until a successor is appointed.

Peter Edelmann will leave the Supervisory Board upon his own request, effective April 26, 2022. Cord Prinzhorn will return to the Supervisory Board and will take over as Chairman.

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Angela Breiter
04.02.2022

Neuer Vorstand der GDH e.V.: Angela Breiter erste Frau an der Spitze der Hutbranche

Die Gemeinschaft Deutscher Hutfachgeschäfte e.V. (GDH) hat ein neues, ehrenamtliches Führungsteam, das einstimmig bei der Online-Mitgliederversammlung im Januar 2022 gewählt wurde. Fünf von sieben Mitgliedern sind neu dabei – auch die 1. Vorsitzende Angela Breiter (Jahrgang 1991). Die 30-Jährige führt zusammen mit ihrem Bruder Alexander Breiter in 5. Generation die drei Geschäfte des 1863 gegründeten Familienunternehmens Hut-Breiter mit Stammsitz in München.

Angela Breiter löst Andreas Voigtländer ab, der 24 Jahre lang die Geschicke der GDH leitete. Der jetzt 63-jährige Inhaber von Hut Mühlenbeck, Wiesbaden, wurde in der Mitgliederversammlung zum Ehrenvorsitzenden gewählt. Nach wie vor wird der Hutspezialist durch seine Expertise den Verband unterstützen und die Branchenumfragen der GDH betreuen.

Die Gemeinschaft Deutscher Hutfachgeschäfte e.V. (GDH) hat ein neues, ehrenamtliches Führungsteam, das einstimmig bei der Online-Mitgliederversammlung im Januar 2022 gewählt wurde. Fünf von sieben Mitgliedern sind neu dabei – auch die 1. Vorsitzende Angela Breiter (Jahrgang 1991). Die 30-Jährige führt zusammen mit ihrem Bruder Alexander Breiter in 5. Generation die drei Geschäfte des 1863 gegründeten Familienunternehmens Hut-Breiter mit Stammsitz in München.

Angela Breiter löst Andreas Voigtländer ab, der 24 Jahre lang die Geschicke der GDH leitete. Der jetzt 63-jährige Inhaber von Hut Mühlenbeck, Wiesbaden, wurde in der Mitgliederversammlung zum Ehrenvorsitzenden gewählt. Nach wie vor wird der Hutspezialist durch seine Expertise den Verband unterstützen und die Branchenumfragen der GDH betreuen.

2. Vorsitzende ist Siegfried Seidl (1972), Hut Mayer aus Neuötting, der viel Erfahrung durch sein achtjähriges Engagement im GDH-Vorstand mitbringt. Die beiden Vorstandsvorsitzenden werden durch den fünfköpfigen Vorstandsbeirat unterstützt. Neben Annette Wahl, die bereits seit zwei Wahlperioden als stellv. Vorsitzende aktiv war, haben sich vier neue Persönlichkeiten der Hutbranche erfolgreich zur Wahl gestellt:

  • Alexander Ehrhard (1985), Hut Streibich, Mainz
  • Sabine Falkenhagen (1964), Gebr. Hut Falkenhagen, Hamburg
  • Niko Paraschos (1968), Hut-Boutique, Arnsberg-Neheim
  • Helena Ruth Scarpone (1992), Hutsalon Ruth Stoll, Bad Säckingen
  • Annette Wahl (1968), Hut Nagel, Karlsruhe

Im Juni 2022 will sich die GDH zu einer zweiten Mitgliederversammlung treffen – diesmal persönlich – um motiviert den Neubeginn unter verjüngter Flagge die Zeit noch der Corona-Krise zu planen. Gemeinsam mit der GDH-Geschäftsführerin Kirsten Reinhardt stehen für 2022 verschiedene Aktivitäten an, beispielsweise die Kampagne zum `Internationalen Tag des Hutes´ am 25. November, an dem die GDH-Mitglieder den Titel `Hutträger des Jahres´ seit 2013 an prominente Persönlichkeiten verleihen.

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GDH