Current Aldi Belgium CEO Hendrik Van de Walle is promoted to the discounter's international level as he becomes a member of the board of Aldi Nord. This way, the board becomes ever more international.
The 60 year old Belgian becomes a member of the board of directions on 1 March. Van de Walle has been working for Aldi for over 35 years, leading Aldi Belgium successfully for the last fex years. His task in the international board will be stimulating the group's European development. The discounter is yet to reveal the name of Van de Walle's successor as CEO for Belgium.
Aldi is undergoing a radical modernisation process, which saw CEO Marc Heußinger leave unexpectedly as a result of disagreements concerning this operation. He was succeeded by Torsten Hufnagel. Aldi Nord has 7500 European stores and emplys 60,000 people in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
The company with 455 stores in Belgium announced an ambitious renovation last March, giving the stores a complete make-over worth 350 million euro. Moreover, the retailer has tried its largest ever marketing campaign since last autumn.