Dr. Henning Kreke, born in 1965, is married and has four children. He is a member of the founding family of the DOUGLAS-Group. After military service and retail training Kreke received both his BBA and MBA at the University of Texas at Austin. He went on to acquire corporate finance experience at the investment bank Salomon Brothers Inc. in New York, London and Frankfurt. He then obtained a doctorate in political science from Christian Albrecht University in Kiel, Germany.
In 1993 he started working in various upper management positions at the DOUGLAS-Group. In 1997 Kreke became a member of the Executive Board and was appointed CEO and President of DOUGLAS Holding AG in mid-2001. He successfully developed Douglas from a diversified German retail conglomerate into the leading pan-European selective beauty retailer. In 2012 he initiated the taking private of DOUGLAS Holding AG. Since January 2016 Kreke is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DOUGLAS Holding AG and Managing Director of the Kreke Family Office.
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