Hugo Boss head of communications exits after 20 years

// Hugo Boss head of corporate communications Hjördis Kettenbach steps down
// Kettenbach will be leaving the company at the end of this month
// She was responsible for the company’s global corporate communications activities

Hugo Boss’ long-standing head of corporate communications, Hjördis Kettenbach has stepped down “at her own request” and will be replaced by team leader of corporate communications Carolin Westermann.

Kettenbach will be leaving the company at the end of this month following a 20-year career at the German premium retailer.

During her tenure, she’s been responsible for the company’s global corporate communications activities.


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Kettenbach has not revealed her plans following her exit from Hugo Boss, but said she will “remain connected to Hugo Boss”.

Meanwhile, Westermann has over more than 12 years of experience in different areas of corporate communications at Hugo Boss.

She will report to newly-promoted senior head of investor relations and corporate communications of parent company Hugo Boss AG, Christian Stöhr.

“I am pleased that with Carolin Westermann, we can appoint an excellent internal candidate to the position of head of corporate communications,” managing board spokesperson Yves Müller said.

“She draws on long Hugo Boss experience and brings outstanding expertise in the area of Corporate Communications”.

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