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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 28 / 16

Nike has appointed ULRIKE KÖHLER as its new GM and VP for the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region. Köhler, who has been working at the U.S. sportswear company since '97, will replace DANIEL EPPLER in the position in November. Eppler was the head of Nike's DACH region since S...

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