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Chairman resigns in Nakd – Secret CEO takes office next month

Chairman resigns in Nakd – Secret CEO takes office next month

Oscar von Kuhnau He has been involved since the beginning Jarno Vanhatabius Nakad Fashion Company. The former COO took over the leadership role after serving as CEO at the top last spring Anders Christiansen He left after only one month – with Harsh criticism of the company.

Now comes the news that Oskar von Kuno will be leaving his position as acting CEO of the company. The secret new CEO is ready and will take office next month, he writes D.

“I feel confident in handing over the company to the new CEO, who brings a lot of energy and experience from e-commerce,” Oscar von Kunow told the newspaper.

Oskar von Kuhnau says that the idea was always that he would take on the role temporarily and that the role was not sustainable in the long term with his family life in mind.

And also the company’s financial director Per Galvimir He leaves the company. It is replaced by Caroline Anderbergformerly on

The goal of profit and loss is high

Fashion company Naked decided last year that the business would become profitable. But last year, the company still showed a huge loss of 580 million SEK.

“You can’t change a company with a turnover of more than 2 billion SEK with physical products and long waiting times in a quarter cup of coffee,” said Oscar von Kuhnau. To DI in July.

NAKD’s turnover increased to SEK 2.4 billion in 2022.

Several months ago, in January this year, the acting CEO told us that development was moving in the right direction.

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“We are making big leaps towards profitability company-wide and will reach it in 2023,” He said then.

I took more than 200 million

Last spring, the online retailer secured 20 million euros, equivalent to 225 million kroner, in a combination of capital and loans. according to D Digital The previous major shareholder of Nakd was the one who participated in the financing round. No new investors were mentioned.

The plan (as Prickett wrote (If in December) It was initially intended to raise up to SEK 300 million with the help of Carnegie Investment Bank – mainly from new external investors.

The company was valued last year at $1.2 billion, a significant drop from the previous top listing of 5.5 billion kroner.

In addition to founder Jarno Vanhatapeu, Partech Ventures, Northzone, Equity and Quadrille are major shareholders in NAKD, according to the holdings data service.