Supervisory Board of the week: Christoph von Grolman (Tengelmann)

Christoph von Grolman

The supervisory board of the Mülheim trading giant Tengelmann has elected a new chairman: Since the end of last week, Christoph von Grolman has been acting as head of the advisory board. The 60-year-old thus succeeds the lawyer Thomas Kramer, who had already resigned his mandate at the end of the year. “With the other members Franz Markus Haniel, the trade expert Alfons Frenk and not least my brother Georg Haub, we now have an advisory board with outstanding competence and experience,” commented Christian Haub, managing and personally liable partner of the group of companies.

Advisor to the Thyssen-Bornemisza family

The support of his brother Georg guarantees “that we will continue to lead the company into the future in family hands even in the fifth generation”. The Tengelmann Group, which most recently generated annual sales of EUR 7.5 billion with 86,000 employees, includes the textile discounter Kik, the DIY chain OBI and numerous other subsidiaries. The new Chairman of the Advisory Board, Christoph von Grolman, has many years of experience with entrepreneurial families: his main occupation is managing Zurich-based TBG AG, an investment company of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family.