Manfred Laaber

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is the founder and Managing Director of SRS Consulting GmbH, with more than 30 years’ experience of international retailing and the service industry.

From 1981 to 2007 he worked in senior marketing, procurement and sales posts at dm drogerie markt, one of Europe’s most successful drugstores/perfumery chains. As a member of the Board of Management, a Managing Director and member of the Supervisory Board, he played a decisive role in dm drogerie markt’s successful development in Austria (including the Hairstyling and Cosmetics divisions) and development of its subsidiaries in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Serbia and Romania.

Between 2008 and 2011 he was sole managing director of Hansaton in Austria, one of the leading retail companies for hearing aids. Hansaton is a wholly owned subsidiary of SIX Swiss exchange-listed company Sonova Holding AG, the global market leader in the manufacture of hearing care devices.

Since 2011 he has worked for Ukrainian perfumery chain proStor, with more than 150 shops, as a corporate strategy consultant and part-time interim Marketing and Procurement Manager.