Germany: Hornbach brings dm manager Erich Harsch to the board

On 1 January 2020, Erich Harsch (57) will take over the position of chief executive officer of Hornbach Baumarkt AG following Steffen Hornbach’s retirement. The managing director of the drugstore chain dm is no stranger to Hornbach. He has been on the supervisory board of Hornbach Baumarkt AG since July 2013. He is also a member of the supervisory boards of Hornbach Holding AG & Co. KGaA (since January 2014) and Hornbach Management AG (since October 2015). “We are happy and proud that we were able to recruit Erich Harsch as the new CEO. He is the ideal candidate for us,” says Albrecht Hornbach ceo of Hornbach Management AG. Harsch has profound experience in stationary retail as well as in the digital transformation of the industry. With his track record with the Hornbach Group, the retail expert is familiar with the business model and structures of the listed DIY store group as well as the challenges of the DIY market.


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