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Hugo Boss appoints Hermann Waldemer as chairman

Mar '20
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Hermann Waldemer, member of the supervisory board of Hugo Boss since 2015 and former chief financial officer of Philip Morris, has been selected as the chairman of the supervisory board of Hugo Boss, following the 2020 annual shareholders’ meeting. Waldemer will be proposed for re-election, as stated in the invitation to the annual shareholders’ meeting.

Iris Epple-Righi, Christina Rosenberg, and Robin Stalker are also being proposed as representatives of the shareholders to be elected to the supervisory board for the first time. All of them have long-term leadership experience in the global fashion and apparel industry, according to Hugo Boss.

Waldemer worked for Philip Morris for 25 years. Prior to his tenure as chief financial officer, he held overall responsibility for Western Europe. From 2014 to 2016, he served on the supervisory board of FCA. Epple-Righi has more than 30 years of experience in the fashion industry. She was a member of the board of management at E.

Breuninger and also worked in important management positions within the PVH, for both Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. She was recently chief executive officer of Escada. Rosenberg looks back at more than 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, of which she worked in various roles for H&M. In addition, as a long-time managing director of Hermès, she built up the highly successful German online business and was also responsible for several markets in Europe.

Stalker worked for Adidas from 1996 to 2017. Most recently, he was chief financial officer and labour director of the DAX. Before that, he held various management positions with companies in the international entertainment industry. He began his professional career at Ernst & Young in the auditing department.

In addition, Gaetano and Luca Marzotto, as representatives of the Marzotto family, will again run for election to the supervisory board of Hugo Boss. The Marzotto family has been invested in Hugo Boss since 2007. Just recently, the family increased its share of voting rights in the company from 10.13 per cent to a total of 15.45 per cent, underlining its strategic and long-term commitment to Hugo Boss.

Michel Perraudin, chairman of the current supervisory board since 2015, Kirsten Kistermann-Christophe, and Axel Salzmann will be leaving the supervisory board of Hugo Boss at the end of their term of office on the day of the annual shareholders’ meeting.

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