In his role as Managing Director, Olaf Galler is responsible for managing the European Retail practice as well as overseeing various projects for leading European retailers.
Prior to joining Gordon Brothers, Olaf held a number of positions at the well-known German DIY retailers Max Bahr and Praktiker. He joined Max Bahr Holzhandlung GmbH & Co AG in August 2005 as Head of Controlling, Finance and Accounting and in this role managed the Max Bahr M&A transaction with Praktiker.
In March 2007 Olaf became Managing Director at extra BAU+HOBBY, another DIY chain within the Praktiker Group. Alongside this role, in February 2011, he became Managing Director and CFO at Max Bahr GmbH & Co KG and numerous Praktiker Companies. It was in these roles that Olaf managed the restructuring of Praktiker Group and the M&A process in relation to the Groups insolvency.
Before joining Max Bahr Olaf spent 9 years at the German-based International discount supermarket chain Plus Warenhandelsgesellschaft mbH.
Olaf studied economical mathematics at the University of Technology in Berlin and speaks German and English.