Ex-Jelmoli CEO, Nina Müller has been appointed as Lalique Group new CEO, effective 1 February 2024. She succeeds Roger von der Weid, who has served as CEO and Delegate of the Board of Directors since 2006, and will assume an expanded strategic role as executive Vice-Chairman of Lalique Group.

Nina Müller brings with her extensive management experience in the consumer and luxury goods industry. She started her career in the fashion industry in Vienna, Milan, London and Switzerland. From 2005, she spent ten years in various global management functions at Swarovski. From 2016 to 2020, Nina Müller was CEO of Christ, one of the leading Swiss watch and jewellery retailers. In her most recent role as CEO of Jelmoli from 2020 to 2023, she was responsible for the largest omni-channel department store in Switzerland, with 650 employees across four sites. As CEO of Jelmoli, she was also a member of the Executive Board of its parent company Swiss Prime Site AG.

Nina Müller (54) is an Austrian citizen and lives in Zurich. She holds a Master’s in International Business Administration from the University of Vienna.

By expanding Roger von der Weid’s strategic role as Vice-Chairman, and by appointing Nina Müller as CEO, we are strengthening the leadership of Lalique Group, which has increased significantly in size and complexity in recent years in line with the expansion of the business. The group will thus be able to act even more effectively to deliver on the numerous projects ahead of us,” said Lalique Group Chairman Silvio Denz.

Müller Handels AG Schweiz increases its stake in the group

Hot on the heels of this nomination, Lalique Group announced that Müller Handels AG Schweiz would increase its stake to 25% of the company’s capital. While Silvio Denz’s participation in Lalique Group will subsequently decrease to 50.1%, he remains the majority shareholder.

Müller Handels AG Schweiz with registered offices in Oberentfelden, which acquired an 8.3% participation in Lalique Group from Silvio Denz in July 2023, is the Swiss arm of the Müller drugstore chain established by Erwin Müller in 1953 near Ulm. Müller today has more than 900 branches and around 35,000 employees in German-speaking markets, Eastern Europe and Spain.