NEINVER, the second-largest operator of outlet centers in Europe, has appointed Thomas Immelmann as Retail Director, whose main role is the strategic orientation of all European leasing and retail projects, reporting directly to Chief Operations Officer at NEINVER. Immelmann is also responsible for transnational customer management and the international positioning of the company in the tourism segment
Commenting on his appointment, Immelmann said: “NEINVER is a successful business and a visionary company which remains very close to their stakeholders enabling a partnership based on innovative ideas and models. Together with my team, I would like to make an essential contribution to the consolidation of our leading market position and the strengthening of NEINVER’s international profile. Apart from the acquisition of further well-known anchor tenants, we would like to continue to establish our centers as shopping destinations”.
Immelmann joins NEINVER from McArthurGlen where he was Country Manager for Northern Europe. Prior to this, he held various leading positions in retail and management of companies such as LTU International Airways and Hamburg Flughafen GmbH. Between 2005 and 2012, he was also a lecturer at the University Bremen. Moreover, he worked for institutions such as the WWF World Wildlife Fund and was an active member of the “European Consultative Forum on Sustainable Development and Environment” of the European Commission.
Immelmann studied Languages and Philosophy in Bielefeld, Wisconsin and Jerusalem. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Arts degree and earned his PhD at the University of Bielefeld.