Marc Gläser Takes Over As General Manager Of Le Méridien

December 21, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland-After DKSH acquired a majority stake in Le Méridien Group in the summer of 2011, performance has grown significantly as expected, especially in Asia. In order to assist Le Méridien brand and product development to be closer to the market and meet the needs of the rapidly growing customer base, DKSH has added the post of Le Méridien General Manager, whose work does not involve the manufacture of the long-established case in Saignelégier Vendor Queloz and movement parts maker La Manufacture des Franches-Montagnes. Le Méridien’s general manager effective January 1, 2012, will be held by Marc Gläser, who has held various management positions at Le Méridien for the past seven years.
    DKSH President and CEO Joerg Wolle said: ‘Our results have grown significantly as expected, especially in the Asian market. As the number of middle classes in the emerging Asia region is rapidly increasing, and they love high-quality luxury and lifestyle products We benefit from this. Through this new organizational structure and strengthening Le Méridien’s focus on diversification of core competitive advantages, we are convinced that we can more quickly meet customer needs and accelerate our growth. ‘
    Gonpo Tsering, a member of the DKSH Group Board and Chairman of the Le Méridien Council, said: ‘I am very pleased to take this opportunity to once again thank Martin Bachmann, long-time CEO of Le Méridien, for his outstanding development in the past few years Performance. After the successful integration of Le Méridien into the DKSH Group, he decided to leave the company at the end of February 2012, and we sincerely wish him all the best.
    As a market development service provider, DKSH’s business covers the marketing, sales, logistics, and after-sales service of high-quality luxury and lifestyle products, and through a comprehensive network of markets across Asia, Harry Winston, Graham, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fortis, etc. Top brands.
About DKSH Group
    DKSH is a leading market development services group focused on the Asian region. As the term ‘market development services’ states, DKSH helps other companies and brands expand into new or old markets.
    DKSH has 610 branches in 35 countries-590 of which are located in Asia-and employs more than 23,000 professionals. DKSH ranks among the top 20 Swiss companies in terms of turnover and number of employees, with a turnover of 10 billion Swiss francs in 2010.
    The company’s business covers procurement, marketing, sales, logistics and after-sales service, and provides business partners with professional knowledge and local logistics services with a large-scale and extensive network. DCH Huajia divides its business into four major business units according to their professional fields: consumer goods, medical care, special raw materials and technology business units.
    Although DKSH is a Swiss company headquartered in Zurich, it is deeply rooted in the Asia-Pacific region because the company has nearly 150 years of operating history in the Asia-Pacific region.
About Le Méridien
    Since the introduction of its first watch in 1975, Le Méridien has grown into a popular watchmaking brand. At the end of 2006, Le Méridien’s workshops began producing complex precision parts for mechanical movements, and became a member of the distinguished Swiss watchmaker. Le Méridien continues to research and develop innovations in technology and design, and has registered a number of patents and trademarks. Le Méridien is one of the few independent watch factories in the world, employing more than 200 employees worldwide.