KLAUS APPELHOFF began his career in the retail trade in 1969 as a trainee in a large department store company. He has worked at all the different hierarchal levels and has assumed most of the different responsibilities that the firm had to offer, he was a member of Karstadt AG's executive committee until March 2004.
Klaus Appelhoff's professional career has been greatly influenced by the many international experiences. Two years of professional activity in France aside, his purchasing responsibilities in different branches have led him to the development of foreign markets and an intricate knowledge of these.
Another of his actual responsibilities is the active board membership of the prestigious European Handels Institute. The EHI is an active research institute that regroups much know how and competence, for further information visit www.ehi.org