Schindler-Obenhaus succeeds Alexander Gedat who took over the role on an interim basis in February 2020.
She has been a member of the managing board since August 2020 and now forms a dual leadership together with the group’s CFO Florian Frank.
In her previous role as COO, she was responsible for design, production, procurement and marketing/communications, with the addition of responsibility for sales from Gedat.
She said: “I am now very much looking forward to taking over as chairwoman of the board. Alexander Gedat was a great predecessor and steered Gerry Weber safely through the Covid-19 pandemic.
“With the renewed restructuring exercise in June 2020, Alexander Gedat and Florian Frank were able to lay a solid foundation on which to build our new strategy for our three brands.”
She added: “All throughout this process, we have benefited from Alexander Gedatʼs wealth of experience and his very humane manner. With an adjusted cost structure, optimised processes and a strategy covering the period until 2023, Florian Frank and I now have a starting situation from which we can further develop #wearegerry together with our teams.”