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Manfred Esser


Member of the Management Board of REWE Group
Responsibility: PENNY International, IKI

Manfred Esser, born in April of 1962, was named a member of the Management Board of REWE Zentral AG and REWE-Zentralfinanz eG, Cologne on 1 January 2008.

Esser joined REWE in 1983. Following his apprenticeship as a merchant in wholesale and foreign trade (Groß- und Außenhandelskaufmann), he went to university to finish his MBA studies (Handelsfachwirt). After having occupied several positions in purchasing, including the non-food sector, he worked for the company in England from 1992 to 1994. From 1995 to 2004 he was in charge of establishing and expanding the PENNY discount sales line of REWE Group in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Spain, France, Romania and Italy. In 2005 he took responsibility for the merchandise business of Discount National and Discount International. At the beginning of 2007, he was named as the Universal Agent for Strategic Purchasing.