Douglas to realign top management in Germany and Switzerland

  • Claudia Reinery leaves Douglas for personal reasons at the end of April
  • Willem Duthler assumes her responsibilities
  • CEO Isabelle Parize: “Together with Claudia, we have reached important milestones on our way to reinforce our industry-leading position.”

Düsseldorf, April 24, 2017. Douglas, the leading European retailer in the selective beauty market, today announced that Claudia Reinery, CEO for Germany and Switzerland, will resign from her office at the end of April 2017. After four years working for Douglas, Ms. Reinery has decided to leave the company for personal reasons and in best mutual agreement.

Dr. Henning Kreke, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Douglas, said: “We sincerely regret Claudia’s decision to resign. We would like to thank her for her substantial contribution to the development of our company and her strong commitment to Douglas and its people.”

Isabelle Parize, CEO of Douglas added: “Together with Claudia, we have reached important milestones on our way to reinforce Douglas’ industry-leading position such as the integration of teams in our new international headquarters in Düsseldorf, the organizational restructuring of our German business and the strengthening of our Douglas brand.”

Willem Duthler, who has been with Douglas for almost 20 years and currently serves as CEO for the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Lithuania, will additionally become CEO for Germany and Switzerland. In this context, he will hand over his other responsibilities, except for the Netherlands, to Agnieszka Mosurek-Zava, who already serves as CEO for Poland and Austria.

About Douglas

With about 1,700 stores in 19 European countries, Douglas is the selective beauty care market leader in Europe. Its multi-channel offering – which is well integrated across the stores, online shop and mobile application – as well as its continually updated offering of more than 35,000 products make Douglas the frontrunner in the growing selective beauty market. Supported by its about 18,000 highly qualified and committed employees, Douglas generated annual sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in financial year 2015/2016.