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Bernd Beetz to Join Douglas Board

Beetz and Ronald van der Vis have been proposed as new members contingent on a vote that will take place at the annual general meeting on May 28.

BERLIN — Douglas Holding AG will soon have two new supervisory board members. The Hagen, Germany-based company, the parent of the Douglas Group, which holds retail properties including Douglas Perfumeries, said Friday that Bernd Beetz and Ronald van der Vis have been proposed as new members contingent on a vote that will take place at Douglas Holding’s annual general meeting on May 28.

That date will also mark the end of the service of current supervisory board members Claus-Matthias Böge, who has held the position since 2011, and Mark Wössner, who has held the position since 2003. The two men will not stand for reelection.

Beetz was chief executive officer of Coty from 2001 to 2012 and previously headed the perfumes and cosmetics business at LVMH. Earlier he was responsible for the European health and beauty business at Procter & Gamble.

Van der Vis worked for Esprit from 2009 to 2013; he joined the fashion retailer from the Pearle eyewear chain, where he served from 1998 to 2009 in a variety of positions, including ceo.

Douglas Holding founder and chairman of the supervisory board Jörn Kreke said, “We are very happy that Douglas Holding is proposing Bernd Beetz and Ronald van der Vis, two exceptionally accomplished candidates for positions on the supervisory board. The online and face-to-face expertise they have demonstrated in national and international retail industries will be a great asset in supporting the Douglas Group’s future development.”