This week, European outlets reported on Mueller’s potential departure for an unnamed company. Now, we know she will head up Germany’s Douglas as its chief executive officer. She will replace Isabelle Parize who is stepping down as CEO. Mueller worked in the cosmetic industry for 20 years before joining Opel in 2013. She has received awards for her brand building and approach to Opel’s marketing.
Mueller’s appointment is effective as of November 1. Opel has not announced a successor to Mueller as of this writing. She’s also the second high-profile exit after former Opel CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, stepped down as CEO after PSA Groupe acquired the brand.