GrandVision's Management Board consists of two Managing Directors, Mr. Kiesselbach, CEO, and Mr. de Castro, CFO.
Theo Kiesselbach, CEO
A German national, Mr. Kiesselbach joined the Group in 2002 as CEO of Apollo-Optik and Pearle Central Europe. Following the acquisition of GrandVision SA by the HAL Group, Mr. Kiesselbach was appointed Group CEO of GrandVision SA in 2006. When GrandVision BV was created in 2011, he became the CEO of the newly merged Group. Since then he has managed GrandVision’s continued international expansion. Mr. Kiesselbach began his career at McKinsey & Co. in 1988. As of 1998 he held executive roles at a number of German retail companies before joining the Group. Mr. Kiesselbach has a graduate degree in Economics and Engineering and a PhD in International Marketing.
Paulo de Castro, CFO
A Portuguese national, Mr. de Castro joined the Group as CFO in January 2012. Prior to this, he was part of the Unilever Group, which he joined in 1991. From 2003, he served as CFO of Unilever Canada, before taking over as VP Unilever Finance and Controller Europe in 2007. From 2009, he assumed responsibility as CFO of the Unilever Supply Chain Company. Mr. de Castro has a Master's degree in Biotechnology Engineering and an MBA.