Ingo Wilts

Chief Brand Officer (CBO),
responsible for Creative Management, Licenses Management, Global Marketing, Business Unit BOSS Womenswear, Business Unit BOSS Menswear and Business Unit HUGO


Born in 1965 in the north-west German town of Leer, Ingo Wilts launched his career with an apprenticeship in visual marketing and fashion design. In 1991, he took up the post of Sportswear Assistant at Henri Vetter in Amsterdam, after which he joined the Bavarian company Miltenberger as a product manager for Daniel Hechter.

In 1997, he was appointed product manager for BOSS Black at HUGO BOSS AG. Two years later, he became the product manager for sportswear at Joop in Hamburg before heading back to HUGO BOSS in 2000. There he held various positions within creative management before taking up the position of Senior Vice President BOSS Black, BOSS Selection & BOSS Green in 2009. Later that year, he was appointed Creative Director at Kenneth Cole in New York, where he stayed until joining Elie Taharie as Director Women’s and Men’s Design in 2012.

Having served as Creative Director Menswear at Tommy Hilfiger in Amsterdam for a year, he returned to HUGO BOSS to become Senior Vice President Menswear in July 2014. In the same year, he was appointed Global Creative Director at Tommy Hilfiger. 

In August 2016, Ingo Wilts became a member of the HUGO BOSS Managing Board with responsibility for Creative Management, Licenses Management, Global Marketing, Business Unit BOSS Womenswear and Business Unit HUGO.

Other Board Members

Yves Müller

Yves Müller is Chief Financial Officer, Managing Board's spokesperson as well as Director of Labor Relations and has been a member of the Managing Board since 2017. He is responsible for Controlling, Finance and Tax, Internal Audit, Central Services, IT, Investor Relations, Risk and Insurance Management, Legal/Compliance, HR, Global Retail and Wholesale as well as

Company Strategy and Communication.

Heiko Schaefer (COO)

Heiko Schäfer is Chief Operating Officer since March 16, 2020. He is responsible for Operations, Own Manufacturing, Product Development and Sourcing, Sustainability and Quality Management and Global Logistics.