CEO of Douglas GmbH

  • Sander van der Laan has been CEO of Douglas GmbH since November 2022.
  • Previously, he led the Dutch non-food retailer Action as CEO for more than six years.
  • He also spent more than 16 years in various management positions at the listed retail company Ahold Delhaize – most recently as CEO of the leading Dutch retail chain Albert Heijn.
  • Sander van der Laan studied at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in Breukelen, Netherlands, and holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree.

Mark Langer

CFO of Douglas GmbH

  • Mark Langer has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Douglas GmbH since May 2021.
  • Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for seven years and then Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for four years at HUGO BOSS AG.
  • He has held other management positions in the finance departments of HUGO BOSS and Procter & Gamble and worked as a project manager for McKinsey & Company in Munich and New York.
  • Mark Langer studied business administration and mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich.


CCO of Douglas GmbH

  • Dr Philipp Andrée has been Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Douglas GmbH since May 2023 (previous role: CDO) and has been member of the Board since January 2023.
  • Previously, he was Member of the Executive Board for Digital & Marketing at the Hamburg-based coffee roaster and retailer Tchibo.
  • He has also held various management positions in E-Commerce, digital and marketing for almost ten years.
  • Philipp Andrée has studied mechanical engineering and holds a PhD in marketing.

Supervisory Board

Dr. Dr. h.c. Jörn Kreke

Honorary chairman

Dr. Henning Kreke

Chairman, Entrepreneur, Hagen/Germany

Dr. Alexander Dibelius

Managing Partner/Managing Director, CVC, Frankfurt a. M./Germany

Dr. Michael H. Hinderer

Merchant, München/Germany

Dr. Daniel Pindur

Partner, CVC, Frankfurt a. M./Germany

Can Toygar

Managing Director, CVC, Frankfurt a. M./Germany

Tina Müller

Former DOUGLAS Group CEO

Ulrike Gaal*

Commercial Assistant

Vesna Mandalenakis

National Chairwoman of the Retail Section of the ver.di union, Berlin/Germany

Stefanie Hübner

Head of E-Commerce Germany

Ulrike Grabe*

Head of section, Münster/Germany

Petra Ringer

Trade Union Secretary at ver.di Trade Section, Berlin

Orhan Akman

Federal Section Head Retail and Mail Order ver.di Federal Administration - Retail Section