Born in Bergisch Gladbach in 1963, Sören Hartmann has been the REWE Group board member with responsibility for travel and tourism since 1 July 2017. Hartmann presides over the international board of the DER Touristik Group as CEO.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, he held a number of management positions within the travel and tourism sector, setting up the tour operator, Take Off, and the air operator, Continentair/Globus Reisen. In 1993, Hartmann became head of Travel and Tourism at Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschifffahrt AG before moving to TUI in 1999, where he assumed overall responsibility for a number of business areas. Between 2003 and 2006, he sat on the Executive Board of TUI Germany. He was named managing director of Robinson Club GmbH in 2006 and was appointed as CEO of the former REWE Touristik company in 2010.
Sören Hartmann is married and has three daughters.