Thomas Wanke, born in 1961, was appointed Chief Executive Office of SportScheck and Karstadt Sports in March 2020. In this position he is responsible for the 52 sports shops (30 of them are Karstadt Sports shops) as well as for the online business of SportScheck and Karstadt Sports. Prior to this, he has been Chief Sales Officer of Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof since July 2019. Since October 2017 he has already been CEO of Karstadt Sports. He held the position of Chief Retail Sales Officer of Karstadt Warenhaus from mid of 2013 to September 2017. He has an in-depth knowledge of the fashion market. In his positions at P&C, Adler Modemärkte and Charles Vögele he also gained expertise in the field of home textiles. His focus has always laid in the development of sales, especially in the improvement of sales and service orientation as well as the increase of employee motivation.