KaDeWe Group expands its top management

KaDeWe Group expands its top management

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Following the departure of CEO André Maeder, who left to join SelfridgesSimone

The KaDeWe Group. – DIOR

“I am very pleased to welcome Simone Heift and Timo Weber, two experienced and successful retail and brand professionals from our own company, to the management team,” says the new CEO Michael Peterseim. He added that both had played a key role in shaping the successful development of the KaDeWe Group and the transformation of the luxury department stores from the very beginning.

“We are ideally positioned for the future with an outstanding team and are continuing on our strategic path. With ‘Unique

Simone Heift has been a member of the KaDeWe Group’s executive board since 2014, holding the role of buying director. Previously, she was fashion director at KarstadtGmbH

Timo Weber was general manager of the KaDeWe in Berlin since 2018 and of the Alsterhaus in Hamburg for four years. The 39-year-old business graduate has been director of retail at the group since the beginning of 2023. In the newly created role of chief retail officer of the KaDeWe Group, Timo Weber is responsible for store development, store operations and operations and facility management.

As general manager of KaDeWe, Alexandra Bagehorn, who previously managed the Alsterhaus in Hamburg from 2019 to 2022, will take over the store management of the Berlin department store from December 1, 2023.

In addition to the trio of board members, KaDeWe Group management also includes Janina Schüßler as director of marketing and communications; Julia Lehmann as director of merchandise management; Lars Globisch as director of IT and process management and Karin Bergmann as director people.

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