29 September 1932 |
|Residence||Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany|
|Alma mater||University of Hamburg|
|Known for||Tengelmann Group|
|Net worth||$3.0 billion (May 2015)|
Erivan Haub was born 29 September 1932 in Wiesbaden. He is the son of Erich Haub and Elizabeth Haub (nee Schmitz-Scholl) (1899–1977), who originates from the Mülheim family Schmitz-Scholl, the owners of the grocery chain Tengelmann.
After the Second World War, he completed two internships with the Jewel Tea company in Chicago and the Alpha-Beta company in La Habra, California, before returning to Germany to study economics at the University of Hamburg.
He joined the family business in 1963. Upon the death of his uncle Karl Schmitz-Scholl in March, 1969 he became the group's managing director. Haub concentrated the Tengelmann group business on the retail trade. Under his guidance Tengelmann expanded: in 1971 it took over the grocery chain Kaiser's; in 1972 Haub founded the discount grocery retailer Plus. In the following years, Tengelmann focused on the development of its international business, which led to the 1979 takeover of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. In 2000, he handed the position over to his son Karl-Erivan, and joined the supervisory board.
Erivan Haub married Helga Otto in 1958. They live in Wiesbaden and have three sons:
The Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University is named in his honor. The Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is named for Erivan Haub's wife, Helga.
- "Erivan Haub". Forbes. Retrieved 12 May 2015.