Michael Stolle appointed COO of Digitec Galaxus
Michael Stolle has been named new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Digitec Galaxus. The e-commerce expert will assume his new position at the Swiss online retailer on 1 March 2021 and serve on the executive board.
With Michael Stolle, Digitec Galaxus is onboarding an experienced e-commerce and logistics expert as new Chief Operating Officer (COO). He’ll join the company on 1 March next year and will be responsible for logistics, customer service and the brick-and-morter stores of Switzerland's largest online retailer. Michael Stolle, originally from Munich, has been working for the online retailer Westwing Home & Living since 2013 and currently assumes the position of COO of Westwing Group.
«Michael has a wealth of experience and a true passion when it comes to managing dynamic, innovative companies. His down-to-earth personality and approachable style are a perfect match for Digitec Galaxus,» says CEO Florian Teuteberg. «We’re delighted to have recruited Michael for this key position. He’ll play a major role in developing and enhancing the company.»
Ambitious plans for the future
Michael Stolle studied industrial engineering and management in Karlsruhe and earned his doctorate in strategic purchasing management at EBS University in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. He launched his professional career in 2003 at the consulting firm McKinsey. In 2011, he took on the role of divisional manager at the Johnson Controls conglomerate for two years before joining Westwing, a new e-commerce start-up at the time, as Chief Strategy Officer in 2013. «I’m impressed with the down-to-earth approach and great ambitions the Digitec Galaxus team has,» says Michael Stolle. «I feel honoured to contribute to these plans in the future. As a nature lover and skiing fan, I’m also looking forward to being even closer to the Swiss mountains.»
Michael Stolle is married and has a 9-year-old daughter. The 44-year-old succeeds Johannes Cramer, who’s changing to the Executive Board of Swiss Post as head of the new Logistics Services Division at the start of the coming year.
Making sure employees and media know what's up at Digitec Galaxus is my job. But without fresh air and a lot of exercise, I basically stop functioning. The great outdoors provides me with the energy I need to stay on the ball. Jazz gives me the tranquility to tame my kids.
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