“An excellent foundation of trust and the consistently good and constructive cooperation with colleagues were deciding factors in extending the contracts early. I am very pleased that we will continue to work together in the coming years on the renewal and further development of our Austrian and international activities in a challenging competitive environment. We have taken and implemented ground-breaking decisions in Austria and our other countries in the last few years and have done so with passion and commitment. We have reorganized our administration and merged BILLA and Merkur in Austria, both as organizations and brands. We have specifically strengthened our activities in Central and Eastern Europe, and in Italy. And we want to successfully continue on course for growth at full power and with stability,” explains Jan Kunath, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the REWE Group and Chairman of the REWE International AG Supervisory Board. “We have just the right team for this, and by extending our Management Board contracts through the end of 2025 we are affirming this course for growth,” Kunath continues.
The REWE International AG Management Board:
Marcel Haraszti (46) has served on the Management Board of REWE International AG since 2017 and is responsible for BILLA, BIPA, and ADEG in Austria, BIPA Croatia, the jö Bonus Club, and Corporate Communications.
Michael Jäger (50) is responsible for PENNY International, which consists of the discount business in Italy, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Romania, and has been on the REWE International AG Management Board since 2013.
Espen B. Larsen (50) completed the Management Board quartet at the beginning of 2021. His areas of responsibility include the full-range business in Central and Eastern Europe and BILLA in Bulgaria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, as well as IKI in Lithuania.
Christoph Matschke (47) has served on the REWE International AG Managing Board since early 2017, with responsibility for International Business Solutions as well as Finance, HR, IT, Logistics, and Radio Max.