Dr. Wolfgang Link will become CEO of HBC Europe, effective May 1st.
Dr Link will lead the expansion and growth strategy for the department store’s European business, including Galeria Kaufhof, Galeria Inno, and the introduction of Hudson’s Bay and Saks Off 5th. He will report to HBC’s CEO Jerry Storch, himself a former Toys R Us chairman and CEO.
Dr. Link will join HBC after a decade with Toys R Us, where he served as a member of the global executive board. He has been president of Toys R Us Europe since 2013. In that role, he was responsible for the company’s business operations in nine countries, including Germany, France, Spain, the UK and the Netherlands, with more than 300 stores across Europe, as well as country-specific online stores.