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Management

Dr. Gernot Lenz

 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Since 1 November 2019, Dr Gernot Lenz has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TOM TAILOR Holding SE, where he is responsible for corporate strategy, product, sales, digitalization and marketing.

Most recently, Dr Lenz was CEO of the s.Oliver Group. Previously he held the roles of COO Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe in Amsterdam and was responsible, among other things, for the digital transformation, the omnichannel strategy and operational management of the European e-commerce business of the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands. Prior to that, Dr Lenz worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company.

Dr Lenz was born in Reutlingen in 1974. He studied business administration at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt as well as at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and received his doctorate at the Technical University of Dresden in Public Health.

Christian Werner

 

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Christian Werner has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TOM TAILOR Holding SE since 1 November 2019, where he is responsible for finance and accounting, controlling, investor relations, human resources, auditing, taxes and legal affairs. Christian Werner joined the TOM TAILOR Group in February 2014 and most recently held the position of Vice President Finance. During this time, he was in charge of numerous financing and optimisation projects within the company.

He began his professional career as a graduate trainee with the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg in Mannheim and held executive positions in the Corporate Advisory unit of Deutsche Bank as well as at NIBC Bank N.V.. Prior to that, he worked for several years as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young.

Christian Werner was born in Alzenau/Lower Franconia in 1976. He studied business administration at the University of Mannheim and has many years of experience in in the areas of finance, controlling and auditing.

Liam Devoy

 

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Liam Devoy has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the TOM TAILOR Group since August 2017 and is responsible for the Management Board's Operations division, in particular for Procurement, Logistics and IT.

After studying English and Political Science at Bridgewater State University, Liam Devoy gained more than 20 years of experience in operations functions in the fashion and sportswear sector before joining the TOM TAILOR Group. He has worked for companies such as Quicksilver, Marc Jacobs and The Children's Place. At adidas and Reebok, Liam Devoy was also responsible for the operational development of the global warehouse network and most recently, as Vice President Global Supply Chain Strategy, accompanied the strategic orientation of the adidas Group's global supply chain.

Karsten Oberheide

 

Ressort BONITA

As of 1 January 2019, Karsten Oberheide has been responsible for the BONITA division on the Management Board of the TOM TAILOR Group. Prior to this, he had been Chief Sales Officer for BONITA since September 2018, assuming responsibility for the company's operating business.

As an experienced sales and purchasing expert, he has comprehensive knowledge of how to optimize operational structures and processes. Karsten Oberheide can draw on expertise acquired in his position as Managing Director Retail at Gerry Weber, where he was responsible for managing sales in his own channels since 2015. After his studies, Karsten Oberheide became familiar with the fashion business from the ground up: starting as a trainee at the former SinnLeffers AG, he developed over several positions from department head to managing director of SinnLeffer AG, which merged in 1997. From 2002, he also took over the management of the textile sales brand. From 2003, he was ultimately responsible for Sales and Purchasing in a managerial function and was promoted to Managing Director in 2007. Following the takeover by Wöhrl in 2013, he was appointed to the Management Board with responsibility for Purchasing and Marketing.

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