A generational change at Spar Holding AG: Two of the Group’s long-standing board members, chairman Gerhard Drexel and Rudolf Staudinger will leave the board by the end of 2020 when they reach the age of 65. From January 1, 2020, the new chairman will be Fritz Poppmaier, his deputy chairman will be Hans K. Reisch, and Marcus Wild will join the board. As chairman of the board of the Spar subsidiary, he made SES Spar European Shopping Centers the market leader in the shopping center sector in Austria and Slovenia. He is also a member of the ACROSS Advisory Board.
Wild will be responsible for SES, properties, Hervis, as well as business process management. Further new additions to the board of Spar are Markus Kaser and Paul Klotz. They both also have years of management experience within the Austrian Spar Group. With these changes, Spar ensures the continuity of its management team and emphasizes its position as a Central European retail group with these new appointments. Gerhard Drexel will join the supervisory board in early 2021 and take the chair.