Tegut Expands And Restructures Management Board

By Dayeeta Das
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Tegut Expands And Restructures Management Board

German retailer Tegut has restructured and expanded its management board to include four new members.

The restructuring will see Robert Schweininger, previously head of purchasing, taking over as the managing director of the newly created 'sales and purchasing' department.

Elsewhere, Knut Röger will join Tegut as the managing director of the finance and human resources departments.

Röger brings extensive trading experience, having held various managerial positions at Media Saturn Holding and Obi.

He will succeed Karl-Heinz Brand, the managing director of human resources, who has decided to retire after over 40 years at Tegut.


As managing director of finance, Röger will replace Dirk Knoll, who is leaving the company to explore new career opportunities.

New Management Structure

With the new management structure, Tegut now has five members on its management board: Robert Schweininger (sales and purchasing), Michael Egerer (logistics/SCM and IT), Alexander Wilhelm (expansion, construction and real estate), Knut Röger (finance and human resources) and Thomas Gutberlet is chairperson.

The company's sales division will now follow a regional structure. Earlier, it was divided into supermarkets formats, local suppliers, shops, Quartier and teo.

The previous managing directors Ulrike Manz, Martin Lange and Thomas Stäb will remain at the management level and act as regional sales managers and concept managers in the future, Tegut added.


Managing director Thomas Gutberlet stated, “Our responsibility includes questioning ourselves and constantly repositioning ourselves. The company has changed a lot in recent years, for example, because we have grown. The spatial expansion also requires different setups. For example, while there were just under 300 branches in 2020, tegut... now has almost 350 locations.

"For this growth on this scale, we need a sense of proportion, but also a great deal of foresight, in order to be able to best master the challenges for trade, which will certainly not be any smaller in the future.”

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