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Gerry Weber announces changes in managing board

Feb '20
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Gerry Weber has announced that Alexander Gedat, head of the supervisory board of Gerry Weber since December 2019, has been appointed as the interim chairman of the managing board. Gerry Weber is a one of the leading fashion and lifestyle companies in Europe. It provides high-quality and trend-oriented fashion worldwide in over 60 countries.

The change in the managing board became necessary, after spokesman of the managing board Johannes Ehling, and chief product officer, Urun Gursu, resigned upon own request from their assignments as of the end of February 2020.

Florian Frank, chief restructuring officer, remains member of the managing board of Gerry Weber. Tobias Moser, member of the supervisory board since December 2019, was elected head of the supervisory board of Gerry Weber with immediate effect. The supervisory board immediately starts the search for a new chairman of the managing board.

Johannes Ehling was appointed chief sales officer and chief digital officer of Gerry Weber in April 2018 as well as spokesman of the managing board seven months later. His most important tasks were the reorganisation and restructuring of the group. Within the scope of the restructuring, Ehling reorganised sales, marketing, the IT infrastructure, e-commerce, and product management. At the same time, he prepared the sale to new investors (Robus Capital, Whitebox Advisors) and arranged the demerger of the former subsidiary Hallhuber. Johannes Ehling resigns from the managing board of Gerry Weber due to change of control upon own request, the company said in a press release.

Urun Gursu was appointed as chief product officer to the managing board of the fashion company in March 2019 and provided foremost his vertical know-how for the product development. Gursu slimmed down and modernised the collection as well as its presentation along the changed target group demands. Further, he optimised the collection framework planning as well as the purchasing organisation and supply chain. Furthermore, Gursu expanded sustainability of the collection significantly and launched the first complete sustainable collection.

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