Successor to Giroldi

Obi executive board downsized under new CEO Sebastian Gundel

Sebastian Gundel is Obi's new CEO.(Source: Obi)
Sebastian Gundel is Obi's new CEO.

Following the appointment of Sebastian Gundel as CEO of Obi, the executive board of Obi Group Holding SE & Co. KGaA has been reduced in size. The new CEO of Germany's largest DIY store operator succeeded Sergio Giroldi, who has retired, on 23 September 2022. He previously served as chief customer and digital officer and country manager for Austria. This position is not mentioned in a press release on the change of leadership. The new executive board continues to include Gonn Weide as chief commercial officer, Franz-Peter Tepaß as chief officer CE and Oliver Geiling as chief financial officer. Oliver Tackmann is no longer named in the press release as chief IT & logistics officer.

Gundel (44) had already been confirmed in his new function as CEO in June with the unanimous election of the supervisory board. In the past ten years at Obi, the economist with a doctorate in economics has driven the transformation of the leading DIY chain, according to the press release. It emphasises Gundel's high level of expertise in the establishment and further development of existing business models. He was responsible for the development of the Hey Obi platform and the establishment of the Obi next transformation unit.

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