Bruno Sälzer has been elected chairman of the Amer Sports group's board of directors, as part of a new board of seven. Sälzer previously worked as chief executive for many years at Hugo Boss and Escada, and currently at Bench. He is also a supervisory board member at Lacoste Holding and at Deichmann. Sälzer has been on the board of the Amer Sports group since 2008. The previous chairman was Anssi Vanjoki, who decided not to run for re-election on the board, like Martin Burkhalter and Indra Åsander as well. Ilkka Brotherus was appointed as the board's vice chairman. Manel Adell, former marketing director at Cadbury Schweppes and chief executive of Desigual, was elected as a new board member, along with Tamara Minick-Scokalo, whose employers ranged from Coca-Cola to Procter & Gamble, Mondelez and Pearson, among others.