Josef Sachs

Josef Ernst Sachs was a Swedish businessman and one of the two founders of the Nordiska Kompaniet department store in Stockholm.

Photo of Sachs, taken 1900-1920.

Born on January 4, 1872 in Stockholm, he became a student there in 1890. Devoting himself to commercial exercises abroad, upon his return he worked with his father and later became president of the Josef Leja department store in 1902.[1] He would later serve as president of Nordiska Kompaniet from 1902–37, Deputy Chairman of the Board 1933-44, then chairman of the firm until his death in 1949.[2]