A German national, Mr. Borchert joined GrandVision as Management Board member on 15 January 2018 and was appointed as CEO per 28 February 2018. He has in-depth retail experience with a variety of service-oriented retailers. Prior to joining GrandVision, he was EMEA president of Sephora. Mr. Borchert began his professional career at fashion retailer Peek & Cloppenburg and then became a partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. He went on to become president of Red Earth in Hong Kong and managing director of the international business of multinational cosmetics company Douglas. Subsequently, he became member of the Executive Board at Celesio, German healthcare and pharmaceutical company owning pharmacies in numerous countries. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Dortmund.
- Current term of office: up to and including the 2022 Annual General Meeting
- Year of birth: 1969