Tengelmann Twenty-One KG is managed by an Executive Board consisting of Christian W. E. Haub (CEO), Ágnes Faragó (CFO), Jela Götting (CPO), Dr. Andreas Guldin (CGS) and Alfred Gutekunst (CRO)
Christian W. E. Haub (CEO)
Christian Haub is the sole managing partner of the Tengelmann Group and Chairman of the Management Board of Tengelmann Twenty-One KG. He is the founder and chairman of Emil Capital Partners, the US venture capital company of the Tengelmann Group. Previously, he was CEO of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P). He began his career in 1989 in investment banking with Dillon Read in New York. He is a member of the board of Metro Inc. in Montreal, one of Canada's largest food and drugstore retailers. Christian graduated with a degree in social and economic sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Dr. Andreas Guldin (Chief Global Strategist & Owner Representative)
Dr. Andreas Guldin is Chief Global Strategist & Owner Representative of Tengelmann Twenty-One KG. In close alignment with the CEO Christian Haub, he is in charge of the company’s significant strategic development initiatives and moreover co-founder and current CEO of Emil Capital Partners (ECP) as well as the spokesperson of the executive board of Tengelmann Ventures (TEV). He has almost 25 years of experience working, almost all with family businesses. Prior to joining Emil Capital Partners, he was Co-CFO of the Tengelmann Group, CFO of E. Breuninger and Chief Strategy Officer of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P). Dr. Andreas Guldin holds a PhD in economics, graduated from London Business School with an MBA and is also an MA in psychology. He has taught as a guest lecturer at EBS, the respective Universities of Düsseldorf and Stuttgart, and the HSG in St. Gallen.
Ágnes Faragó (Chief Financial Officer)
Ágnes Faragó is CFO of Tengelmann Twenty-One KG, responsible for Finance, Real Estate, IT and Compliance. She has been with the Tengelmann Group for more than 20 years and has held various management positions in Controlling, Finance and M&A divisions. Since June 2016, she has been CFO at Tengelmann Warenhandelsgesellschaft KG. Before joining the group in 1997, she held various management positions in the SKÁLA-COOP Group, one of the leading retail companies in Hungary. Ágnes Faragó is a graduate economist and holds an MBA from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Alfred Gutekunst (Chief Retail Officer)
Alfred Gutekunst is Chief Retail Officer & Family Officer of Tengelmann Twenty-One KG. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic development of the two largest and most important portfolio companies, OBI and KiK. At the same time, he is responsible for the family office of the shareholder family. He has been with the Tengelmann Group for over 10 years – most recently as Managing Director Investment Management with responsibility for investment controlling, the Liquid Assets division and the Family Office, and as Managing Director of Tengelmann Ventures. Prior to that, he worked for more than 10 years as an operational manager in retail at Breuninger and as CFO / COO at Wöhrl. Alfred Gutekunst holds a degree in business administration (University of Tübingen) and exams as a certified public accountant and as a tax consultant. Among other activities, he is involved in the "Arbeitskreis wertorientierte Führung in mittelständischen Unternehmen" of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
Jela Götting (Chief People Officer)
Jela Götting is Chief People Officer of Tengelmann Twenty-One KG and in this role responsible for People, Transformation and, together with Christian W.E. Haub, for Sustainability. She joined the group in January 2020. Prior to that, she was in charge of the Strategic Talent Management as well as the Future Talent and Leadership Development in two DAX companies, the BMW Group in Munich and the adidas Group in Herzogenaurach. She started her professional career in a dual study program in business administration at a rich-in-tradition trading company in Bremen, where, after many very different roles, she was lastly responsible for Marketing and PR. Jela Götting is trained as a change manager, mediator and coach and was also an independent entrepreneur in this field for some time.
The Tengelmann Group is monitored and advised by an Advisory Board. The Advisory Board consists of Thomas Ingelfinger (Chairman), Astrid Hamker, Pier Paolo Righi and Prof. Dr. Matthias Schüppen.