November 2, 2023
Following the departure of CEO André Maeder, who left to join Selfridges, the KaDeWe group is strengthening its senior management. Retail Director Timo Weber and Merchandising Director Simone Heift became members of the board of directors on November 1, joining the newly formed trio, which will be in charge of management in the future.
“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 new CEO Michael Peterseim. Both played a key role from the beginning in the successful development of the KaDeWe group and the transformation of the luxury department store.
“We are ideally positioned for the future with an exceptional team and continue on our strategic path. With ‘Unique Luxury Moments’, we focus on creating and designing personal luxury moments with our guests, clients and employees at the center of everything we do,” says Peterseim.
Simone Heift has been a member of the board of directors of the KaDeWe group since 2014 and holds the position of purchasing director. Previously, she was fashion director at Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH and head of purchasing for Quartier 206. Heift studied at UCLA Extension in California and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
Timo Weber was CEO of KaDeWe in Berlin since 2018 and of Alsterhaus in Hamburg for four years. The 39-year-old business graduate has been Group Retail Director since the beginning of 2023. In the newly created position of KaDeWe Group Retail Director, Timo Weber is responsible for store development, store operation and operations and facilities. management.
As CEO of KaDeWe, Alexandra Bagehorn, who previously headed the Alsterhaus in Hamburg from 2019 to 2022, will take over the management of the Berlin department store from December 1, 2023.
In addition to the trio of board members, the management of the KaDeWe Group also includes Janina Schüßler as director of marketing and communications; Julia Lehmann as director of merchandise management; Lars Globisch as IT and process management director and Karin Bergmann as personnel director.
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