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Chief Executive Officer

Stefan Leitz

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Stefan Leitz has been responsible for Carl Kühne KG (GmbH & Co.), one of the largest European companies in gourmet foods and vinegar since 2013. After working at Procter & Gamble, Wella – Gillette/Braun Stefan Leitz came to Unilever where he had a successful track record as Vice President and Manager Director of Customer Development Germany thanks to his many years of experience at the national and international level.

What you always find in his fridge? Kühne Schlemmertöpchen with Balsamico Bianco. For the barbecue he likes Made for Meat Cranberry Barbecue best.

Member of the Management Board/ Sales, Retail

Volker Büttel

Chief Sales Officer

Volker Büttel has been a member of the management board at Carl Kühne KG (GmbH & Co.) since 2013 and is responsible for the overall sales in Germany and abroad. Volker Büttel brings extensive experience from Europe and began his career at Unilever. This was followed by Apollinaris and Coca-Cola where he also held management positions in marketing and sales.

And Made for Meat? – Also goes well with vegetable, preferred the flabvour Grilled Paprika.

Member of the Management Board/ Supply Chain

Dr. Mike Eberle

Chief Operating Officer

Earned a doctorate in chemistry and began his career at the Unilever Group where he headed the gourmet food facility in Delft, Netherlands. After working for Müller-Milch and the Radeberger Group, he joined the gourmet food and vinegar producer Carl Kühne KG (GmbH & Co.) in 2015. He is a member of the management board and is responsible for the supply chain.

His favourite Kühne product? Made for Meat Aji Pancha Chili! … and besides a good piece of dry-aged BBQ organic beef.

Christian Strey

Chief Financial Officer

Christian Strey was appointed Head of Finance and IT on November 1, 2018. After studying business administration and completing training as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), he gained professional experience in various listed companies and medium-sized enterprises. As CFO with comprehensive know-how in finance, M&A and IT, he moved from the Stern-Wywiol-Gruppe to the Hamburg Kühnehöfe.

He is currently still trying his hand through the Kühne range to find his favourite product. However, ENJOY crunchy peas are currently far in the lead.