The ailing house group Galeria, Karstadt and Kaufhof were losing in the middle of the Corona-crisis and struggle for Survival, its chief Executive Stephan Fanderl left the company.
“The separation is by mutual consent,” it said in a communication to the Department store giant and its parent company, Signa. As managing Director of Signa Retail Fanderl resigned. To not have expressed the reasons for the separation, the company.
Galeria, Karstadt and Kaufhof will be led by chief financial officer Miguel müllenbach, the General Manager Arndt Geiwitz and the court-appointed administrator Frank Kebekus. The Manager had since the beginning of the protective shield proceedings at the beginning of April, de facto, in charge of the trading giant.
The disposal of Fanderl not come as a surprise. For weeks, the Manager was no longer evident. The company reported, Fanderl had to after an intervertebral disc damage, the necessary rehabilitation measures to undergo.
In business circles, however, was to hear of conflicts Fanderls with the owner of the Department store chain, the Austrian billionaire René Benko, to. In the case of the employee representatives and the trade Union Verdi, the departure Fanderls is likely to trigger a bit of Regret.
In trade Union circles, the Manager is held to have in the renovation of one-sided energy-saving measures and staff reductions and to be a viable future concept for the Department stores guilty of remained. Recently, the Verdi-Federal group, head of retail, Orhan Akman had required removal, with a view to the impending: “If layoffs are pending, Dr. Fanderl go first.”