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Michael Kliger

Chief Executive, Mytheresa

The Mytheresa chief executive has led the luxury e-tailer to operating profitability and through a successful IPO.


Michael Kliger is the chief executive of Mytheresa, where he helped the luxury online retailer scale its business while maintaining operating profitability at levels ahead of rival e-commerce players. 

Kliger has been in the retail and digital sector for over 20 years, with experience at eBay, (as vice president of international eBay Enterprise), as managing director at Accenture and as the partner in charge of German retail at McKinsey & Partner. 

Kliger was appointed chief executive of Mytheresa in 2015. Under his leadership, Mytheresa has become a leader in luxury fashion and expanded rapidly — launching sites in the Middle East, Korea and China while adding categories including kidswear, menswear and home goods. 

Mytheresa has grown profitably by focusing its efforts on targeting top-spending clients who are less motivated by discounts. Kliger led the business through a successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange that valued the company at $2.3 billion. The e-tailer now ships to over 130 countries.

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