Meet our leadership team

Each director has the specialist skills, talents and experience for our digitally led and data driven business model. Collectively they share a passion to create the best possible customer experience however our customers choose to shop with us.

Philip Mountford

CEO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in 2009
  • Former CEO of Moss Bros plc, MD at Versace, MD at Simpson, Sales and Marketing Director at Nautica
  • Holds a diploma in Directorship (IOD)
  • CEO of the Year 2017
  • Previous NED for All Saints, Score & Chasin’
  • Current NED for Rivièra Maison, HopLun, 6IXTY8IGHT and Dorina.

Alexandra Legro

Global Marketing and
Communications Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2014
  • Held senior positions in marketing and communications at Mars, Mattel and Sara Lee, and is former Marketing Director at Pearle Benelux
  • Holds a BA in Business Administration and Marketing

Charlotte Davies

Global Design and Buying Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in March 2015
  • Former Trading Director at Zulily, Product Director for Irisa Group and Head of Buying of Girlswear at Marks and Spencer
  • Holds a BA in Business Studies
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Mania Wermelskirchen

Managing Director DACH/Poland

  • Started with Hunkemöller in March 2009
  • Former Regional Store Manager at Stephan Kelian
  • Holds a MA in History of Art, Archeology and German language

Vi Patel

COO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in November 2009
  • Former MD at Own Label London, G. Fox & Co and Controller at Mulberry
  • Holds a BA in Chemical Engineering

Erica Snepvangers

Managing Director Benefrux

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2020
  • Former Head of Retail and Country Coordinator BeNeLux, France and Sweden at Esprit Europe BV
  • Former Retail Operation Manager (ROM) Northern Europe at Triumph International BV

Philip Mountford

CEO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in 2009
  • Former CEO of Mos Bros plc, MD at Versace, MD at Simpson, Sales and Marketing Director at Nautica
  • Holds a diploma in Directorship (IOD)
  • CEO of the Year 2017
  • Previous NED for All Saints, Score & Chasin’
  • Current NED for Rivièra Maison, HopLun, 6IXTY8IGHT and Dorina.

Alexandra Legro

Global Marketing and
Communications Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2014
  • Held senior positions in marketing and communications at Mars, Mattel and Sara Lee, and is former Marketing Director at Pearle Benelux
  • Holds a BA in Business Administration and Marketing

Charlotte Davies

Global Design and Buying Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in March 2015
  • Former Trading Director at Zulily, Product Director for Irisa Group and Head of Buying of Girlswear at Marks and Spencer
  • Holds a BA in Business Studies
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Mania Wermelskirchen

Managing Director DACH/Poland

  • Started with Hunkemöller in March 2009
  • Former Regional Store Manager at Stephan Kelian
  • Holds a MA in History of Art, Archeology and German language

Vi Patel

COO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in November 2009
  • Former MD at Own Label London, G. Fox & Co and Controller at Mulberry
  • Holds a BA in Chemical Engineering

Erica Snepvangers

Managing Director Benefrux

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2020
  • Former Head of Retail and Country Coordinator BeNeLux, France and Sweden at Esprit Europe BV
  • Former Retail Operation Manager (ROM) Northern Europe at Triumph International BV
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Alexandra Sjoblom

Director of Scandinavia

  • Started with Hunkemöller in December 2018
  • Former Scandinavian Director Levi’s
  • EMEA Trade Marketing Director Levi’s
  • VP Brand and Merchandising Triumph for North Europe
  • Holds a MBA International Business and Digital Marketing

Gijs van Engelen

CDO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in October 2013
  • Senior Advisor at the Carlyle Group
  • Advisory Board member at Golden Goose Brand
  • Former EMEA E-commerce manager at Dell
  • Holds a BA in E-ecommere

Karlijn Hendriks

Director of Global HR

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2016
  • Former HR Manager at Albelli
  • Holds a MA in Corporate Governance and Organisational Science
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Sarah Lacroix

HR Director DACH/ Poland

  • Started with Hunkemöller in September 2020
  • Former Head of HR and executive consultant to the CEO for C&A
  • Holds a Master degree in Human Resource Management and a BA in International Trade

Michael Hitchcock

CFO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2018
  • Previously CFO at L.K. Bennett
  • Worked as CFO and latterly as CEO for Beales plc, CFO for Moss Bros plc and CFO for Ottakars plc
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant who started in accountancy with Arthur Andersen in 1987
  •  Holds a BA in Accountancy, Finance and Economics

Nick Bailey

Global Merchandising,
Planning and Distribution Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in June 2016
  • Former Director of Merchandising Supply, International and Sourcing at Asda (George), Director of Merchadising and Business Transformation at Gap Inc. and Head of Merchandising at Marks and Spencer
  • Holds a BA in Retail Marketing

Ronald Koenecke

Global Finance Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in July 2012
  • Former Group Manager of Accounting at Booking.com and Group Manager of Reporting & Accounting Policies at Heineken International
  • Certified Public Auditor with an MA and post-Masters accountancy qualifications

Marc van Maris

Director of Strategy, Business Development and Expansion

  • Started with Hunkemöller in July 2005
  • Former Business Consultant at Ordinia
  • Holds a MA in Accountancy and a BA in Economic

Gordon Smit

Director of IT

  • Started with Hunkemöller in July 2019
  • Former IT Manager at Maxeda DIY Group
  • Holds a degree in Retail Leadership at Vlerick Business School
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Michael Hitchcock

CFO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2018
  • Previously CFO at L.K. Bennett
  • Worked as CFO and latterly as CEO for Beales plc, CFO for Moss Bros plc and CFO for Ottakars plc
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant who started in accountancy with Arthur Andersen in 1987
  •  Holds a BA in Accountancy, Finance and Economics

Alexandra Sjoblom

Director of Scandinavia

  • Started with Hunkemöller in December 2018
  • Former Scandinavian Director Levi’s
  • EMEA Trade Marketing Director Levi’s
  • VP Brand and Merchandising Triumph for North Europe
  • Holds a MBA International Business and Digital Marketing

Karlijn Hendriks

Director of Global HR

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2016
  • Former HR Manager at Albelli
  • Holds a MA in Corporate Governance and Organisational Science
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Sarah Lacroix

HR Director DACH/ Poland

  • Started with Hunkemöller in September 2020
  • Former Head of HR and executive consultant to the CEO for C&A
  • Holds a Master degree in Human Resource Management and a BA in International Trade

Gijs van Engelen

CDO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in October 2013
  • Senior Advisor at the Carlyle Group
  • Advisory Board member at Golden Goose Brand
  • Former EMEA E-commerce manager at Dell
  • Holds a BA in E-ecommere

Nick Bailey

Global Merchandising,
Planning and Distribution Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in June 2016
  • Former Director of Merchandising Supply, International and Sourcing at Asda (George), Director of Merchadising and Business Transformation at Gap Inc. and Head of Merchandising at Marks and Spencer
  • Holds a BA in Retail Marketing
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Ronald Koenecke

Global Finance Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in July 2012
  • Former Group Manager of Accounting at Booking.com and Group Manager of Reporting & Accounting Policies at Heineken International
  • Certified Public Auditor with an MA and post-Masters accountancy qualifications

Marc van Maris

Director of Strategy, Business Development and Expansion

  • Started with Hunkemöller in July 2005
  • Former Business Consultant at Ordinia
  • Holds a MA in Accountancy and a BA in Economic

Gordon Smit

Director of IT

  • Started with Hunkemöller in July 2019
  • Former IT Manager at Maxeda DIY Group
  • Holds a degree in Retail Leadership at Vlerick Business School

Philip Mountford

CEO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in 2009
  • Former CEO of Mos Bros plc, MD at Versace, MD at Simpson, Sales and Marketing Director at Nautica
  • Holds a diploma in Directorship (IOD)
  • CEO of the Year 2017
  • Previous NED for All Saints, Score & Chasin’
  • Current NED for Rivièra Maison, HopLun, 6IXTY8IGHT and Dorina.
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Alexandra Legro

Global Marketing and
Communications Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2014
  • Held senior positions in marketing and communications at Mars, Mattel and Sara Lee, and is former Marketing Director at Pearle Benelux
  • Holds a BA in Business Administration and Marketing
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Charlotte Davies

Global Design and Buying Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in March 2015
  • Former Trading Director at Zulily, Product Director for Irisa Group and Head of Buying of Girlswear at Marks and Spencer
  • Holds a BA in Business Studies
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Mania Wermelskirchen

Managing Director DACH/Poland

  • Started with Hunkemöller in March 2009
  • Former Regional Store Manager at Stephan Kelian
  • Holds a MA in History of Art, Archeology and German language

Vi Patel

COO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in November 2009
  • Former MD at Own Label London, G. Fox & Co and Controller at Mulberry
  • Holds a BA in Chemical Engineering
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Erica Snepvangers

Managing Director Benefrux

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2020
  • Former Head of Retail and Country Coordinator BeNeLux, France and Sweden at Esprit Europe BV
  • Former Retail Operation Manager (ROM) Northern Europe at Triumph International BV

Michael Hitchcock

CFO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2018
  • Previously CFO at L.K. Bennett
  • Worked as CFO and latterly as CEO for Beales plc, CFO for Moss Bros plc and CFO for Ottakars plc
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant who started in accountancy with Arthur Andersen in 1987
  •  Holds a BA in Accountancy, Finance and Economics

Alexandra Sjoblom

Director of Scandinavia

  • Started with Hunkemöller in December 2018
  • Former Scandinavian Director Levi’s
  • EMEA Trade Marketing Director Levi’s
  • VP Brand and Merchandising Triumph for North Europe
  • Holds a MBA International Business and Digital Marketing

Karlijn Hendriks

Director of Global HR

  • Started with Hunkemöller in January 2016
  • Former HR Manager at Albelli
  • Holds a MA in Corporate Governance and Organisational Science
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Sarah Lacroix

HR Director DACH/ Poland

  • Started with Hunkemöller in September 2020
  • Former Head of HR and executive consultant to the CEO for C&A
  • Holds a Master degree in Human Resource Management and a BA in International Trade

Gijs van Engelen

CDO

  • Started with Hunkemöller in October 2013
  • Senior Advisor at the Carlyle Group
  • Advisory Board member at Golden Goose Brand
  • Former EMEA E-commerce manager at Dell
  • Holds a BA in E-ecommere
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Nick Bailey

Global Merchandising,
Planning and Distribution Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in June 2016
  • Former Director of Merchandising Supply, International and Sourcing at Asda (George), Director of Merchadising and Business Transformation at Gap Inc. and Head of Merchandising at Marks and Spencer
  • Holds a BA in Retail Marketing

Ronald Koenecke

Global Finance Director

  • Started with Hunkemöller in July 2012
  • Former Group Manager of Accounting at Booking.com and Group Manager of Reporting & Accounting Policies at Heineken International
  • Certified Public Auditor with an MA and post-Masters accountancy qualifications

Marc van Maris

Director of Strategy, Business Development and Expansion

  • Started with Hunkemöller in July 2005
  • Former Business Consultant at Ordinia
  • Holds a MA in Accountancy and a BA in Economic

Gordon Smit

Director of IT

  • Started with Hunkemöller in July 2019
  • Former IT Manager at Maxeda DIY Group
  • Holds a degree in Retail Leadership at Vlerick Business School