Our European Leadership Team

Our European Leadership Team

Giny Boer

Giny Boer

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

About Giny Boer
  • Since January 2021: C&A
    Chief Executive Officer, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • December 1995 - March 2019: IKEA
    Multiple senior management roles:
    General Manager Retail Southern + Eastern Europe
    Country Retail Manager, Austria
    Distribution + Service Manager, Western Europe
    Deputy Store Manager, IKEA DELFT

  • University of Groningen
    Bachelor’s and master’s degree in Development Psychology

  • Hanze Hogeschool, Groningen
    Bachelor’s degree in Economics

Languages: English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish

Birgit Kretschmer

Birgit Kretschmer

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

About Birgit Kretschmer
  • S ince January 2021: C&A
    Chief Financial Officer, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 1994 - December 2020: adidas
    Global experience in Finance and Retail:
    Member of Supervisory Board and Chair of Audit Committee,
    SVP Corporate & Supply Chain Finance,
    VP Finance Western Europe,
    Head of PMO Global eCommerce,
    Head of Reebok Controlling, Central Europe, adidas AG
    Chief Financial Officer, adidas International BV, Amsterdam
    Group Treasury, adidas-Salomon AG

  • University of Nuremberg
    Degree in Business Administration

Languages: English, German, Spanish

Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

About Jason Morgan
  • Since 2022: C&A
    COO /CCO , Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 2019-2022: Pandora
    Chief Merchandising Officer Pandora Global

  • University of Virginia
    Bachelor of Science (BS) Foreign Affairs & Women’s Studies

Languages: English, Business level Japanese, learning Dutch

Betty Kieß

Betty Kieß

Chief Communications Officer

About Betty Kieß
  • Since April 2021: C&A
    Chief Communications Officer, Düsseldorf, Germany
    before: Head of Corporate Communications, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • July 2008 - February 2021: E.ON
    Multiple comms positions:
    SVP Strategic Communications, Spokesperson for Executive and Internal Communications

  • University of Münster
    Bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communication, Psychology and Sociology

Languages: English, German, Spanish

Fareen Abdullah

Fareen Abdullah

Chief People & Culture Officer

About Fareen Abdullah
  • Since February 2023: C&A
    Chief People & Culture Officer , Düsseldorf, Germany

  • April 2004 - December 2021: adidas
    Multiple senior management positions:
    Vice President HR, Latin America & General Manager Central America & Caribbean
    Vice President HR, Market Korea
    and other positions in Hongkong and Germany

Daniel Jimenez
Daniel Jimenez

Chief Merchandising Officer

About Daniel Jimenez
  • Since August 2023: C&A
    Chief Merchandising Officer

  • 1996 - 2023: IKEA
    Multiple leadership positions in Spain, Sweden and China
    Worked as Managing Director for the newly established Range & Design centre for four years in Shanghai
    Since his return in 2022 to Global IKEA, he has led Development & Innovation

Minette Bellingan
Minette Bellingan

Chief Operating Officer

About Minette Bellingan
  • Since October 2023: C&A
    Chief Operating Officer

  • 2018 – 2023: Coupang.com
    Part of the leadership team and CEO of subsidiary CPLB

  • University of Cambridge
    Doctor of Philisophy - Engineering: Sustainability in International Manufacturing
    Named Industry Fellow of Cambridge University’s Institute for Manufacturing

Wim Blaauw

Chief Digital & Transformation Officer

About Wim Blaauw
  • Since January 2024: C&A
    Chief Digital & Transformation Officer

  • 2002 - 2023: IKEA
    Multiple senior management roles:
    Chief Digital Officer
    Global Head of Digital Performance & Development IKEA Retail
    Global Head of Group Customer Fulfilment Operations
    Deputy Country Retail Manager UK & Ireland
    Country Retail Logistics Manager