Rottendorf, 14. 02. 2017

The s.Oliver Group hereby announces the appointment of Ms Gabriele Fluck as Global Director HR on 1 February 2017. In this position, Ms Fluck will report directly to Armin Fichtel, the CEO of the s.Oliver Group. She will focus on positioning the company stronger as an attractive employer, talent management and also on the challenges resulting from the digitalisation of the working world.

Gabriele Fluck most recently worked as Human Resources Area Manager for NKD Services GmbH. She started her career with PLUS Warenhandelsgesellschaft mbH as Head of Personnel Management. She then moved to Galeria Kaufhof GmbH as an HR Area Manager before taking on the positions of Director Human Resources at McDonald's Germany and Head of Human Resources with Conrad Electronic SE. She joined NKD in January 2015, where the most recent challenge she was successfully involved in was the company's turnaround process.

The s.Oliver Group's former Director HR Capital Reinhold Werthmann will continue to work for the s.Oliver Group as its Director Central Services and Chief Security Officer; he took over these new roles on 1 February 2017. He requested this change due to his plans for the immediate future, which include the gradual reduction of his working hours.

"We are delighted to have found an extremely competent and experienced successor for him in Ms Fluck. She will continue to push ahead with modern and innovative HR issues as the employees will become an even more important factor for the success of the company in future," says Armin Fichtel, the CEO of the s.Oliver Group.


The s.Oliver Group was established by Bernd Freier in 1969. In only a few decades, it has grown into one of Europe's leading fashion companies. The Group generated a brand turnover of more than 1.6 billion euros in 2015, and employs around 7,800 people both in Germany and internationally. Besides the brands s.Oliver RED LABEL, s.Oliver BLACK LABEL, Q/S designed by and TRIANGLE, the company's portfolio also includes comma and LIEBESKIND BERLIN.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Carolin Mäder

Senior Consultant Corporate Communications

Phone: +49 (0) 93 02 / 309 - 7040

Fax: +49 (0) 93 02 / 309 - 87040

Julia Stang

Senior Consultant Fashion & Brand PR s.Oliver & s.Oliver ACTIVE

Phone: +49 (0) 93 02 / 309 - 9822

Fax: +49 (0) 93 02 / 309 - 89822