Frank-Matthias Kuntermann / Deputy CEO, ABC s.a.l

Frank-Matthias Kuntermann was appointed Deputy CEO of ABC Group in November 2016. An accomplished business leader, Kuntermann joined ABC in 2013 as COO. With his in-depth knowledge of the retail industry, he drove ABC’s strategic vision and development and has brought new practices to the company primarily centred on enhancing customer experience. He has also been instrumental in expanding the group’s brand portfolio. Prior to joining ABC, Kuntermann held the role of General Manager for Hermès Middle East from 2007 till 2013. Based out of Dubai, he established and executed the Maison’s roll-out strategy and directed all activities across the region. He joined Hermès in 2000 as Sales Director for Europe and over the course of seven years, developed the business across Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. He began his career at Deloitte & Touche in France before moving to the Perfume and Cosmetics industry where he managed the sales and export of brands Marina de Bourbon and Mauboussin. Kuntermann has been a Trade Advisor to the French Government since 2005, and is a Board Member of Retail Inc. in Lebanon.