The Board steers our association. Fundamental matters are decided by the General Assembly. The Board consists of a maximum of fourteen members and meets twice or three times per year.

2022 - 2025

President

Thomas NONN

Thomas NONN

REWE Group (DE)

Vice-presidents

Sébastien BAUMANN

Sébastien BAUMANN

IIC-INTERSPORT International Corporation (CH / EU)

Elisabeth DUE

Elisabeth DUE

ICA-handlarnas Förbund (SE)

Dr. Hubertus NÖLTING

Dr. Hubertus NÖLTING

EDEKA Verband kaufmännischer Genossenschaften (DE)

Frédéric THUILLIER

Frédéric THUILLIER

Groupement des Mousquetaires (FR)

Other members

Alexandra BOUTHELIER

Alexandra BOUTHELIER

Fédération du commerce coopératif et associé - FCA (FR)

Piero CARDILE

Piero CARDILE

CONAD (IT)

Philippe GRUYTERS

Philippe GRUYTERS

EMD (CH / EU)

Lasse LUUKKAINEN

Lasse LUUKKAINEN

KESKO Group (FI)

Dominique SCHELCHER

Dominique SCHELCHER

Coopérative U Enseigne (FR)

Jens STROEMNES

Jens STROEMNES

Expert International (CH / EU)

Markus TKOTZ

Markus TKOTZ

MARKANT AG (CH / EU)

Dr. Ludwig VELTMANN

Dr. Ludwig VELTMANN

DER MITTELSTANDSVERBUND-ZGV (DE)

Tobias WASMUHT

Tobias WASMUHT

SPAR International (NL / EU)

Secretariat

The Director General manages the day-to-day business of our association in accordance with the statutes of Independent Retail Europe. She represents the organisation vis-à-vis national and international institutions, administrations  or associations. The working languages of the Secretariat are English, French and German.

Else GROEN

Else GROEN

Director General

Alexis WARAVKA

Alexis WARAVKA

Head Digital and Competitiveness

Julius LORENZEN

Julius LORENZEN

Manager Sustainability

Sophia KRÜGEL

Sophia KRÜGEL

Adviser Public Affairs

Laurence DESSOUROUX

Laurence DESSOUROUX

Office Manager