Hawesko Holding AG: Hawesko Group streamlines management structure

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01.04.2019 / 18:43
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Hawesko Group streamlines management structure

– Holding company management board slimmed to three members

– Consistent implementation of digital transformation

Hamburg, 1 April 2019. Today the wine-trading group Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708), Europe’s leading wine trading company and Germany’s No. 1 supplier of premium wines and champagnes, announced a realignment of its management structure. This will enable the company to respond faster and better to the continuously intensifying demands of the market.

In the course of the realignment, the management board of the holding company is being reduced to three members. Chief executive officer Thorsten Hermelink will be responsible for group strategy, e-commerce and distribution. Alexander Borwitzky will become chief operating officer and be responsible for group-wide platforms and multi-channel retail. As chief financial officer, Raimund Hackenberger will be in charge of finance and financial controlling, investor relations and human resources. The managing director of each subsidiary will report to his relevant member of the management board.

Thorsten Hermelink, CEO of Hawesko Holding AG, commented, “The new structure is an important strategic step for Hawesko. With the new management structure and separation of management-board and subsidiary management functions, we will have a leaner set-up with more direct lines of responsiblity. This will help us to implement strategic topics more rapidly, to continue on our path of profitable growth and consistently to strengthen our market position.”

In the wake of the new structure, Nikolas von Haugwitz, who till now has been responsible for the e-commerce brand unit, will leave the company in best mutual agreement.

“We extend our warm thanks to Nikolas von Haugwitz for the valuable and significant work he performed for our company over the past 15 years, and wish him all the best for his professional and private life in the future,” said Supervisory Board Chairman Detlev Meyer.

The changes in the management board of Hawesko Holding AG are effective immediately.

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Hawesko Holding AG is a leading purveyor of premium wines and champagnes. In fiscal year 2018, the Group employed 1,000 persons in the company’s three sales channels: Retail (Jacques’ Wein-Depot and Wein & Co.), B2B (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) and E-Commerce (particularly HAWESKO and Vinos). The shares of Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as in the prime standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


Hawesko Holding AG
Grosse Elbstrasse 145d
22767 Hamburg

Internet: hawesko-holding.com (Company information)
hawesko.de (Online shop)
jacques.de (Jacques’ Wein-Depot information and online shop)
vinos.de (Spanish wines sold through Wein & Vinos)
wirwinzer.de (German wines directly from the producers)
weinco.at (Online shop)

Press and Investor Relations:

Thomas Hutchinson
Phone: +49 (0)40 30 39 21 00
Fax +49 (0)40 30 39 21 05
E-mail: ir@hawesko-holding.com

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