The Coffee Fellows-managed coffee chain has appointed Tino Hempel and Luciano Sinopoli as new co-Managing Directors as part of a major reorganisation of the business
Tino Hempel (left) has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer while Luciano Sinopoli (right) has been named Chief Operating Officer | Photo credit: Campus Suite
Hamburg-based coffee chain Campus Suite has announced a new co-management structure to further ‘consolidate the core competencies’ of the company.
Founder Frank Stebisch has stepped down as Managing Director, with former Finance Manager Tino Hempel and Luciano Sinopoli appointed as new co-Managing Directors.
The move also sees Hempel promoted to Chief Financial Officer while Luciano Sinopoli has been named Chief Operating Officer.
Campus Suite, which currently operates 51 coffee shops across Germany, said the two Managing Directors will be tasked with consolidating the core competencies of the business, driven by its ‘passion for coffee’.
Additionally, the company said a new focus on expansion will see company-operated locations ‘placed in the hands of experienced independent system restaurateurs’.
Founded in 2004, Campus Suite was acquired by fellow German chain Coffee Fellows in September 2019.
Launched in Munich in 1999, Coffee Fellows currently operates more than 240 stores across Germany, making it the third largest branded coffee chain in the country behind McCafé and Tchibo Kaffee Bar.
World Coffee Portal research shows the total German branded coffee shop market exceeds 5,460 outlets and is forecast to achieve 0.1% growth over the next five years to reach 5,480 outlets by 2027.