Press Release

“We are excited about Gordon Brothers Europe’s future prospects in Germany and CEE. The skills and expertise the new additions bring to the team combined with the global capabilities of Gordon Brothers enable us to deliver new and excellent services to our market place”, said Heinz Weber.

Overview of new team members

The German Retail division will be managed by Olaf Galler, Managing Director, Retail & Consumer Products D-A-CH. Olaf previously held a number of senior positions at the well-known German DIY retailers Max Bahr and Praktiker, most recently as Managing Director.

Siegfried Kobal joined the team in July as Operations Director, and will oversee the Retail Business Operations across Europe. Siegfried previously held positions at retailers such as Promarkt and Metro Group and, prior to joining Gordon Brothers Europe, held a similar role in the industry.

Dr Andreas Kemper, Director Retail Division, is responsible for business development. He worked in the Retail Division of Otto Group before joining Gordon Brothers Europe and served at various well-known M&A advisory and accountancy firms with a focus on retail companies.

The German Investment Division will be managed by Maria Samudovska as Investment Director. Maria will be responsible for identifying and executing investment opportunities across Europe. Maria has more than 20 years of professional experience in Investment Banking. She joins the team from Investkredit Bank where she was Deputy Head of the leveraged finance – participation & corporates operations.  

To view full biographies of the team members, please visit Our Professionals