Riccardo Sperrle

Riccardo Sperrle

CIO of Tengelmann,


8,2bn €




Riccardo has executed several management roles in the IT industries as well as in the Consulting and Retail Business.

In 2011 he joined the Unternehmensgruppe Tengelmann where he first started as CIO from Kaisers Tengelmann, the grocery business. In 2013 he took over the role as group CIO.

Prior to that, he was managing director at Media-Saturn IT Service GmbH, the IT company for Europe’s biggest consumer electronics retailer.

Before he worked on the user side he spent many years in the IT service industry where he held several top-level positions at companies like Atos Origin, Unilog or Manugistics.

He started his career as management consultant for ERP and SCM topics with Wassermann and Kurt Salmon.

Riccardo P. Sperrle studied physics, biochemistry and biology in Berlin at TU Berlin and FU Berlin and holds a degree as Diplom-Physiker.

With its modern structure and international outlook, the Tengelmann Group is a multi-sector retailer. Today, the Tengelmann Group holds shares in 77 companies which represents revenues of approximately 27 billion euros and more than 210,000 employees.

Its divisions include OBI DIY stores, the fashion and non-food discounter KiK, babymarkt.de, Trei Real Estate and Tengelmann Ventures as well as Emil Capital Partners in the US.

The holding company is located in Mülheim an der Ruhr, where the long-established family business was founded in 1867. Operational management of the Group is now in the hands of the fifth generation of the family headed by Karl-Erivan W. Haub (CEO and Managing Partner).

Ecological and socio-political commitment is a high priority for the Tengelmann Group, which has won many awards for its energetic environmental protection program symbolized by Tengelmann’s own “Frog and Turtle” environmental seal. The launch of the Tengelmann Climate Initiative in 2007 is a logical continuation of this commitment.

  • Diplom in Physics (Biophysics) from Freie Universität Berlin

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