Gebr. Heinemann appoints Nico Reifkogel as Director of Business Development Sales. Gebr. Heinemann, a leading retailer and distributor in the global travel market, has announced the appointment of Nico Reifkogel as Director of Business Development Sales. Reporting directly to Chief Sales Officer Florian Seidel, Reifkogel’s primary focus will be on expanding the company’s business across all sales channels to drive profitable growth in every region.
Gebr. Heinemann appoints Nico Reifkogel as Director of Business Development Sales
According to Seidel, Gebr. Heinemann has experienced successful growth and diversification across sales channels, but the company’s ambitions extend beyond that. Reifkogel and his team will be responsible for implementing strategies to ensure continuous growth. With a unique mission statement and value proposition, Gebr. Heinemann offers a distinct advantage in the market, which can be tailored to individual regions. Reifkogel’s track record in driving growth and innovation makes him the perfect candidate for this role.
International partnerships are crucial while maintaining the company’s core values
As part of Gebr. Heinemann’s strategy, international partnerships are crucial, taking into account local requirements and cultural nuances while maintaining the company’s core values. The Business Development team collaborates closely with the sales departments in different markets and sales channels to position Gebr. Heinemann as a value-adding player in travel retail. The team also works in tandem with the Business Development teams in Asia Pacific and the Americas to leverage regional knowledge and meet international ambitions, fostering synergy with global players in the market.
Reifkogel brings over 14 years of experience within Gebr. Heinemann
Reifkogel brings over 14 years of experience within Gebr. Heinemann, having held various positions such as Senior Sales Manager for Travel Retail Norway, Head of Marketing for the Istanbul location, and Head of Trade Marketing B2B, responsible for engaging distribution customers.
About Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG:
Gebr. Heinemann is a significant retailer and distributor in the international travel market, with a market-leading presence in Europe. It stands as the only family-owned company among the global players in the Travel Retail industry. Gebr. Heinemann operates Duty Free & Travel Value Shops, brand boutiques, and concept stores under license at international airports, as well as stores at border crossings and on board cruise ships. The company also supplies airports, airlines, cruise ships, ferries, and border stores worldwide with a wide range of international branded goods, including perfume & cosmetics, wine & spirits, confectionery, delicatessen, tobacco products, fashion & accessories, watches & jewelry, and more.
Established in 1879 and remained a family business ever since
Established in 1879, Gebr. Heinemann is headquartered in Hamburg’s HafenCity and has remained a family business ever since. The fourth generation is represented by Claus and Gunnar Heinemann on the Supervisory Board, while the fifth generation is represented by Co-CEO Max Heinemann on the Executive Board. With approximately 7,340 employees worldwide, Gebr. Heinemann generated a total Group turnover of 3.8 billion euros in 2022.
[Text: epcnews/Photo: Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG]