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03.11.2017 | Альбина Весина

Gernot Lenz is the new CEO of S.Oliver Group

From January 1, 2018 Gernot Lenz will join the board of directors of s.Oliver Group and will take the position of CEO of the company. In his new position, he will be responsible for all brands in the company's portfolio, in particulars.Oliver, s.Oliver BLACK LABEL and Q/S designed by.


Armin Fichtel will leave the CEO position he has held for the past 2 years, leaving behind 10 years of successful work in the company. However, he will not stop working with s.Oliver Group. "It was clear from the very beginning that I was only temporarily holding the position of CEO. I am happy that the company is acquiring a professional of such a high level as Gernot Lenz, noted Armin Fichtel.


Gernot Lenz leaves his place at PVH Corp., where he has held various leading positions over the past 10 years. In recent years, Gernot has held the position of Executive Director of Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. Prior to that, for 7 years Gernot Lenz worked for the management consulting company Bain & Company.



"After 10 wonderful years of living in Amsterdam, I am very excited about the new challenge and prospects. I am happy to start working side by side with a strong team and purposeful partners," says Gernot Lenz about his appointment.


"We are glad that Gernot Lenz, who will soon become part of the company's board of directors, will be able to bring to it his extensive experience gained in working in top positions with world-class fashion brands. At the same time, I would like to thank Armin Fichtel for his invaluable contribution and his passion for what he has been doing for 10 years working for s.Oliver Group. I am glad that this is not the end of our cooperation," says Bernd Fryer, founder of s.Oliver Group, whose annual financial turnover is more than 1.6 billion euros.