Douglas appoints Vanessa Stütlze to Board after CEO undergoes emergency surgery

By Becky Bargh 13-May-2020

It is not yet known when Tina Müller will be able to resume her responsibilities as group CEO for the premium beauty retailer

Tina Müller has been CEO of the German beauty retailer since 2017

Beauty retailer Douglas has promoted Vanessa Stütlze to become the third member of the company’s Managing Board after the group’s CEO Tina Müller underwent emergency surgery.

The former Executive VP of E-Commerce & CRM has also been given the role of Chief Digital Officer.

Currently serving on the Board is Müller alongside the group’s CFO Matthias Born.

“The entire Supervisory Board wishes Tina Müller a swift recovery,” said Henning Kreke, Chairman of the Douglas Supervisory Board.

“In these difficult times, we are grateful that Tina Müller has built a strong management team, so that we can now expand the Management Board with a proven top executive from our own ranks.

“The corona crisis emphasises the strategic importance of the e-commerce business for Douglas.”

The retailer said under Stütlze’s leadership Douglas’ e-commerce has grown by more than 50% and developed into a leading European beauty destination.

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According to a statement by the firm, it is not yet clear when Müller will be able to resume her role as Doulgas’ CEO.