We are saddened by the loss of
who passed away unexpectedly on
December 25, 2017, aged 78.
In 1963, Erich Kellerhals and his wife Helga founded a trading company from which, in 1979 in Munich, the first MediaMarkt store evolved. As well as carrying a range of merchandise which, at the time, was unparalleled, MediaMarkt introduced an innovative leadership philosophy that fostered an entrepreneurial spirit among each individual, thus paving the way for a unique growth story in Germany’s retail industry.
The successful expansion of the MediaMarkt concept both in and outside Germany, which from 1988 was pursued jointly with the Saturn Group under the aegis of what is now the MediaMarktSaturn Group, made Erich Kellerhals both a pioneer among consumer electronics retailing in Europe and an entrepreneurial role model for the entire MediaMarktSaturn family.
We shall remember Erich Kellerhals with the greatest of respect and sincerest gratitude – most notably for his entrepreneurial farsightedness and his great humanity, which also found its expression in the amiable manner in which he treated his staff. He was a man whose handshake was his word. Through his untiring commitment to the task of promoting an entrepreneurial spirit, his straightforward nature, and tenacity of purpose, he served as a role model for both past and future generations of company leaders.
We shall therefore preserve his memory and see his lifetime achievements as an inspiration to shape the future of the companies he was instrumental in founding in a manner that remains true to his own will and intentions.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and relatives.
On behalf of the management and staff of Convergenta Invest und Beteiligungs GmbH, Salzburg, and Convergenta Invest GmbH, Bad Wiessee
Dr. Ralph Becker Henry Jaeger
The funeral ceremony will take place at 11am on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Aussegnungshalle in Salzburg’s Kommunalfriedhof cemetery. At 2pm, the interment will be followed by a requiem mass at Salzburg Cathedral.
For those wishing to make donations rather than sending wreathes the account numbers are as follows:
Initiative für Schmetterlingskinder Salzburg
IBAN AT81 3500 0000 2603 1617
Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität Salzburg
IBAN AT59 3500 0000 2603 1625
An electronic book of condolence can be found at: www.kellerhals.com