Annual Report 2017

Theo Kiesselbach, CEO

A German national, Mr. Kiesselbach joined the Company in 2002 as CEO of Apollo-Optik and Pearle Central Europe. Following the acquisition of GrandVision SA by HAL, Mr. Kiesselbach was appointed Group CEO of GrandVision SA in 2006. When GrandVision B.V. was incorporated in 2011, he became the CEO of the newly merged company. Since then he has managed GrandVision’s continued international expansion. Mr. Kiesselbach began his career at McKinsey & Co in 1988. From 1998, he held executive roles in a number of German retail companies before joining GrandVision. Mr. Kiesselbach holds a graduate degree in Economics and Engineering and a PhD in International Marketing. He serves on the Supervisory Board of CoolBlue as of 2016.