Guenther Fielmann

About Guenther Fielmann

Birth Day: September 17, 1939
Birth Place: Hamburg, Germany, Germany
Residence: Hamburg, Germany
Occupation: CEO, Fielmann
Salary: €3.358M (2010)
Spouse(s): Heike Fielmann (divorced)
Children: 2

Guenther Fielmann

Guenther Fielmann was born on September 17, 1939 in Hamburg, Germany, Germany. Born in 1939 in the tiny northern German village of Stafstedt (population at the time: 300), Guenther Fielmann is the founder and CEO of eyeglasses giant Fielmann AG. He opened his first optometry shop in Cuxhaven, Germany, in 1972, and took the company public in 1994. Today, the Fielmann family controls 71.64% of its shares. This is split between KORVA SE, a subsidiary of the family's foundation, and Guenther Fielmann, his son Marc and his daughter Sophie-Luise. All three directly hold shares of Fielmann AG. In December 2015, Marc was given a seat on the company's management board, with responsibility for marketing the Fielmann brand -- a sign that the reins could be handed over to him fairly soon. Marc Fielmann attended the exclusive Schule Schloss Salem boarding school in Germany and also studied at the London School of Economics. Fielmann AG sells nearly half the prescription eyeglasses in Germany, and also has outlets in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Ukraine and Belarus. A committed environmentalist, Guenther Fielmann plants a new tree for every employee each year, and owns two organic farms as well as an ecologically friendly estate in Schleswig-Holstein.
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Popular As Guenther Fielmann
Occupation Healthcare
Age 81 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 17, 1939 (Hamburg, Germany, Germany)
Birthday September 17
Town/City Hamburg, Germany, Germany
Nationality Germany

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Guenther Fielmann’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

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Awards and nominations:

In 2000 Fielmann received the Federal Cross of Merit First Class from the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Two years later (2002) the state also bestowed the title of a professor (honoris causis) upon him. In 2003 he received the "Deutscher Gründerpreis" (Prize for German Founders). The agricultural and nutrition sciences department of the University of Kiel awarded him an honorary doctorate in December 2004. In 2011 Fielmann was accepted into the Hall of Fame of manager magazin.

Biography/Timeline

1972

1972 the state-approved optometrist opened his first shop in Cuxhaven. In 1981 he revolutionised the German spectacle market by offering 90 fashionable frames for the allowance of the statutory health insurance funds (initial tariff). Because previously only 6 Models were available in exchange for the insurance allowance, Fielmann thus removed the social stigma of having to wear glasses. This liberalisation, favourable media coverage ("Robin Hood of spectacle wearers") and aggressive marketing allowed his Business to grow rapidly. In 1982 a new shop was opened in Kiel offering more than 7,000 frames to choose from. In 1994 the Fielmann KG was transformed into Fielmann AG and went public.

2000

In 2000 Fielmann received the Federal Cross of Merit First Class from the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Two years later (2002) the state also bestowed the title of a professor (honoris causis) upon him. In 2003 he received the "Deutscher Gründerpreis" (Prize for German Founders). The agricultural and nutrition sciences department of the University of Kiel awarded him an honorary doctorate in December 2004. In 2011 Fielmann was accepted into the Hall of Fame of manager magazin.

2002

In 2002, Fielmann bought Plön Castle from the state of Schleswig-Holstein and had it renovated extensively. Since 2003 he trains his optometrists in the castle. From 2005/06 onwards bachelor's and master's degrees in optometry are being offered in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Lübeck.

2009

For each of his employees Fielmann plants a tree every year. In May 2009 he planted the one-millionth tree with chancellor Angela Merkel and minister President Peter Harry Carstensen.

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