André Grube has been appointed new chief financial officer of Jack Wolfskin. He has been in charge of the company’s financial division as well as the tax & legal, human resources and office management departments of the German outdoor brand since Oct. 1. Grube succeeds Ante Franicevic, who will be leaving the company at his own request and by mutual agreement on Oct. 15 after a brief handover.
Grube joins Jack Wolfskin from the Swiss outdoor company Mammut Sports Group, where he has been group chief financial officer since 2018, with responsibility for finance, human resources, inventory management, logistics and strategic planning. During this time, Grube was instrumental in implementing important organizational and strategic changes within the company and made a significant contribution to the rise of Mammut Sports Group to become a global player with high profitability. Before joining Mammut, he worked in the finance departments of Pepsico Germany, Punica and Procter & Gamble International.
The change of management at Jack Wolfskin follows the departure this past summer of Markus Bötsch, the long-time chief sales officer of the company, as well as the announcement of the imminent departure of its chief executive, Melody Harris-Jensbach.