PARIS — Douglas has named Andreas Bork as its new chief executive officer for Germany and Switzerland, effective Sept. 1.
The executive succeeds Willem Duthler in the position at the perfumery chain. Duthler has agreed to oversee the Germany and Swiss business on an interim basis, then focus on building Douglas’ activities in the Netherlands starting in September.
Bork, since 2010, has held numerous top positions at Burger King. There the 50-year-old played a leading role in increasing Douglas’ performance in the region comprised of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and other European countries with a focus toward enriching the customers’ experience, Douglas said in a statement.
Prior to that, Bork worked at Sephora, Hermès International, Star Trac Fitness, Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Co.
“Besides excellent leadership skills, he possesses strong sector knowledge and is well-versed in the luxury-goods retail business,” said Isabelle Parize, ceo of Douglas, in the statement.
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Douglas, which has 1,700 stores in 19 European countries, is the continent’s largest selective perfumery chain. It carries more than 35,000 products and counts approximately 18,000 employees.
Douglas in the 2015-16 fiscal year generated sales of about 2.7 billion euros, the company said.