THE WHAT? European retailer Douglas has appointed Sander van der Laan as its Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st November, 2022.
THE DETAILS van der Laan will succeed Tina Müller who decided to resign at her own request and will join the Supervisory Board.
Sander van der Laan most recently headed up Dutch non-food retailer Action as CEO for more than six years. Prior to joining Action, he spent over 16 years in various management positions at the listed retail company Ahold Delhaize.
THE WHY? Alexander Dibelius, CEO Germany of CVC, the majority shareholder of Douglas, said: “With Sander van der Laan, we welcome an experienced manager with an outstanding track record at renowned retailers and brand manufacturers. We are very much looking forward to joining forces.”