Heike Discher was appointed to the management board of the ANWR Group on Oct. 1. She will be managing the company together with Michael Decker and Fritz Terbuyken, both managing directors. Discher has been managing director of ANWR Garant International since 2013, responsible for the international subsidiaries of the ANWR Group and looking after around 2,700 shoe retailers with more than 6,500 locations internationally. After Germany, which has over 1,500 retailers and 3,500 outlets, the group's largest markets are France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. In addition to her duties at ANWR Garant International, the 42-year-old will, with Decker and Terbuyken, continue to develop cross-border cooperation between all shoe units in Europe. As recently reported, Sport 2000 is also seeking closer cooperation between its country units. Around 5,000 retail companies are affiliated with the ANWR Group. The group itself employs around 1,400 people.