- Prachi Singh |
The supervisory board of Gerry Weber International has appointed Johannes Ehling, a fashion manager with long-standing experience to the company’s managing board. The company said Ehling will assume the newly created role of Chief Sales Officer and Chief Digital Officer by September 1, 2018 and strengthen the managing board. Ehling will be tasked with networking and internationalising all physical and digital distribution channels and with expanding the e-commerce operations.
“Ehling is a very experienced and renowned expert who knows the fashion industry very well and will take our company forward in terms of digitalisation and internationalisation. Both aspects are of vital importance for the ongoing transformation of the Gerry Weber Group and will be key topics for the company’s future,” said Ralf Weber, Chairman of the Managing Board of Gerry Weber International in a media release.
Prior to his role as managing director of Ernsting’s family, Ehling was a member of the management board of Willy Bogner as well as global distribution manager at Escada-Sport and held various management positions, at More & More.
The managing board of Gerry Weber will be composed of Ralf Weber, Chief Executive Officer responsible for corporate development, strategy and the strategic business unit (SBU) comprising the Gerry Weber and talkabout brands and Dr. David Frink, Chief Finance and Chief Operating Officer, in charge of the group’s shared services including sourcing, finance, logistics, IT, HR as well as the Taifun and Samoon SBU.
In his capacity as Chief Sales Officer and Chief Digital Officer, Ehling will assume responsibility for all sales activities across wholesale, retail and e-commerce – as well as for the digital strategy and the Hallhuber SBU.
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