With effect from 1 August 2011, Wolfgang Kern (46) becomes the third director of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH. In his new position, the qualified management specialist is responsible for the Non- Fuel Business, Logistics and Supply/Trading divisions.
Wolfgang Kern is a recognised expert in the retail sector. Following his studies at Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Business and the Environment, Kern gathered extensive sales experience at discount food retailers Aldi and Norma before becoming Director of Operations and Controlling at Kaufland. He has worked in Eastern Europe in recent years, including during a spell as CEO in Ukraine and as a member of the management board of the Empik Group.
“Although the petrol station market in Germany is strongly contested, it still offers potential for growth”, Kern says of his goals at ORLEN Deutschland GmbH. “As well as building on traditional marketing channels, we aim to make even greater use of opportunities in e-commerce.”
Besides Wolfgang Kern, the extended board of management of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH is made up of Chairman Dr. Josef Niedworok (61) and Wieslaw Milkiewicz (44).