Thomas Wanke, born in 1961, has been CEO of Karstadt Sports since October 2017. Previously he held the position of Chief Retail Sales Officer of Karstadt Warenhaus from mid of 2013. 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.