Frank Beeck newly appointed to the European Board
• Caparros: "Proven expert in textile retail industry"
• Responsible for Austria, Switzerland as well as Central and Eastern Europe
• Two regional COOs on Executive Board
Dusseldorf, Germany, 12 December 2017 - C&A is strengthening its focus on operations. As of 15 January 2018, Frank Beeck will join the European board of the fashion house based in Dusseldorf as Chief Operating Officer (COO). "I'm delighted to have Frank on board - a proven expert in the textile retail industry, he knows how to combine pragmatism with strategic vision," said Alain Caparros, CEO of the company.
The appointment of a second COO to the European board takes place in the context of strengthening the C&A business for the future omni-channel model, which further connects e-commerce with brick-and-mortar retail. This requires a special focus on the further development of the branches as well as the online presence.
Regional division of the markets
In the future Bart Brenninkmeijer will act as COO for France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal, as well as Germany, the company’s top-selling retail market in Europe. Tjeerd van der Zee, who was responsible for France in the European Executive Board and who successfully restructured the German business thus far, will focus on his duties as Chief Financial Officer. In addition, Bart Brenninkmeijer will continue to look after C&A Europe’s entire online business.
Frank Beeck will take on the leadership for Switzerland, Italy, Austria, as well as Croatia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Career in the garment industry
A graduate in Business Administration, Beeck studied in Giessen and began his career in retail as a buyer for Peek & Cloppenburg KG in Dusseldorf. Throughout his tenure, he has held key leadership positions, including his roles as Managing Director of various countries for Mango and as Head of the Swiss fashion retailer Vögele. Most recently, Beeck was the CEO of NKD, where he was responsible for their successful restructuring.
C&A Europe CEO believes the company's leadership is well-positioned to meet future challenges. "Customer contact, whether in-store or online, is a key success factor," says Caparros. "This dual-leadership on the board illustrates the importance of this task."
About C&A Europe
With more than 1,500 stores in 18 European countries and more than 35,000 employees, C&A Europe is one of the leading fashion retail businesses in Europe. C&A Europe welcomes and provides more than two million visitors per day with good quality fashions at affordable prices for their entire family. In addition to our European stores, C&A also has a presence in Brazil, Mexico and China.
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