According to IIC, this step emphasizes the many years of Franz Julen’s successful work and Klaus Jost, the President of IIC's Board of Management, ensures a high degree of continuity in the leadership of IIC.
Franz Julen, working at IIC - INTERSPORT International Corporation (IIC) since 1998 and as of 1. April 2000 as CEO, sets a rapid pace on the tennis court or when skiing, but also in daily business. Under Franz Julen’s leadership, IIC has prospered with regard to the co-operation with strategic brands, its exclusive brand offers, in the marketing and retail area as well as in other services. Today IIC is providing optimal support to the national INTERSPORT organizations. At an early stage, Julen campaigned for a strategic expansion policy. Through organic growth in existing core markets, expansion into Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia, INTERSPORT nearly doubled its retail sales in the last 14 years and realized 9.9 billion Euros in 2011. Recently granting licenses to China and Lebanon added the countries 41 and 42 on the INTERSPORT world map.
Klaus Jost, President of the IIC Board of Management and longtime business companion of Franz Julen, is looking forward
to continuing the successful business policy with the complete IIC management team also in the future, ensuring pro-active operations in the sporting goods retail market with creative and competitive strategies in a highly contested environment.
Franz Julen expresses his thanks to the Board of Management for the trust and partnership.
I am convinced that together with the Board of Management, the many longstanding colleagues in the national organizations and at IIC, we will be able to continue to positively develop the INTERSPORT Group. Continuity, trust, reliability and a long-term, sustainable approach are elements of importance both for INTERSPORT and for me. As an "athlete" I am therefore looking forward to future challenges!
With a turnover of over EUR 9.9 billion and more than 5‘400 specialist sports stores in 42 countries, the INTERSPORT group has further strengthened its position as the leader in the world’s sporting goods market.
For further information:
President of the IIC Board of Management
Tel: + 49 7131 288211
Fax: + 49 7131 288215