Research Director, Retail Technology
General Manager, Germany
Björn Weber is the Research Director for Retail Technology and General Manager of Planet Retail’s Frankfurt office. Björn specialises in technology and retail logistics in addition to collaboration between trading partners. Before joining Planet Retail in March 2007, he worked as an editor at Lebensmittel Zeitung - the leading German newspaper covering the retail and CPG industry - for seven years. In 2003, Björn was awarded the Karl Theodor Vogel Prize for outstanding technology reporting. Prior to working for Lebensmittel Zeitung, he was an editor at Kompart Verlagsgesellschaft, producing management journals. Björn is a sociology graduate from the J W Goethe University in Frankfurt where he studied social science, jurisprudence and education.
Senior Retail Technology Analyst
Joachim Pinhammer is a Senior Retail Technology Analyst, based in Frankfurt, specialising in retail technology and supply chain trends and collaboration between trading partners. Before joining Planet Retail, Joachim was Wincor Nixdorf's Retail Marketing Director for a decade. He has also held various management positions in sales and marketing at Siemens Nixdorf and Nixdorf Computer AG. Joachim started his business career working for German retailers Peek & Cloppenburg and Karstadt as a department manager after completing a combined study programme at the latter. Joachim qualified at Babson College, Wellesley in the US, through its Entrepreneurial Development Programme.
Sarah Herrlein Queck
Senior Retail Analyst
Sarah Herrlein is a Senior Retail Technology Analyst, based in Frankfurt. Sarah’s expertise lies in retail technology and logistics along with collaboration between trading partners. Before joining Planet Retail, she studied at the University of Constance in Germany and the University of Florence, Italy. Sarah holds a Master's Degree in public policy and management.