Douglas Names Mark Langer CFO

Mark Langer is succeeding Matthias Born as Douglas' CFO.
Mark Langer is succeeding Matthias Born as Douglas' CFO.

European beauty retailer Douglas has named Mark Langer as its chief financial officer, succeeding Matthias Born, effective May 1, 2021. 

Langer will work with CEO Tina Müller to "make optimal use of Douglas' prospects in line with its #Forwardbeauty.DigitalFirst strategy."

Langer previously worked for Hugo Boss for almost 18 years. He became CFO of that company in 2010 and was CEO from 2016-2020.

Prior to those roles, Langer worked at McKinsey and Procter & Gamble.

Müller said: "I look forward to further evolving our #Forwardbeauty.DigitalFirst strategy together with Mark and will be relying in particular on his previous experience as CFO of a listed company."

Supervisory board chairman Henning Kreke said: "Mark Langer is the right fit as CFO for the next phase of Douglas's development. He has outstanding experience of the capital markets, is very well connected and also savvy in his dealings with investors. What is more, he has acquired a high degree of expertise working for brand and consumer goods companies.

Kreke continued: "In recent years, Matthias Born has made a key contribution to ensuring Douglas' financial solidity, and the successful refinancing program this April is emblematic of that. On behalf of the entire supervisory board, I thank him for everything he has achieved for the company and wish him all the best for the future."

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