Janika Gauselmann has been appointed to the supervisory board of Gauselmann AG. The family-owned corporate group currently employs 13,500 people worldwide and generated aggregate sales in excess of €3.6 billion in the 2018 financial year.

“As an economics graduate and through her professional activities, among other things as a financial analyst, Ms Gauselmann is ideally qualified to fulfill her new role on our supervisory board. In addition, as a member of the Gauselmann Family Foundation, she already has a very good insight into the company,” said Manfred Grünewald, chairman of the supervisory board of Gauselmann AG.

“I’m proud that my granddaughter Janika is reinforcing our supervisory board. Following my sons Armin and Karsten, she represents the third generation in our family-owned company,” said Paul Gauselmann, founder and chairman of the management board of the Gauselmann Group. “Employees across the group will surely appreciate the fact that with Janika in the third generation this important position in the company is now being filled by a woman.”