The Supervisory Board of Leica Camera AG has appointed Oliver Kaltner (45) to the Executive Board effective September 1, 2014. He will be responsible for Marketing, Sales and Retail as well as the further development of trade and commercial partnerships.
Oliver Kaltner has vast experience and knowledge in the Consumer Electronics and IT industry, Category Management and Brand Management. In his last position, he was General Manager of Microsoft Germany GmbH and was responsible for the Consumer Channels Group, where he successfully expanded sales and profit. As a member of the management board, he was responsible for transforming Microsoft Germany GmbH into a Devices & Services organization as well as the further development of the entire Change Management Process for the Consumer Business.
Further stations in his career path were management and supervisory positions at Sky AG, Sony Deutschland GmbH, Electronic Arts GmbH und Nike GmbH, where he was responsible for Brand Management, Business Development and Sales Management.
Alfred Schopf, CEO of Leica Camera AG: "We are pleased to gain an experienced sales and retail expert such as Oliver Kaltner for the company. In the face of our international expansion strategy and the successful expansion of our store concepts, the area of retail is becoming of greater importance. We are convinced that with his experience and energy, Oliver Kaltner will successfully execute this newly created executive reporting line."