As expected, Torsten Hufnagel has been named new CEO of Aldi Nord. At the start of this month, Marc Heissinger had suddenly given up his position as top executive at the parent company of all Belgian and Dutch Aldi stores.
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According certain insiders, former Delhaize CEO Frans Muller will soon take charge of Ahold Delhaize. Muller is currently only deputy CEO, but chances are he will take over from Dick Boer.
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After seventeen years, Vincent Herbert has decided to step down as CEO at Le Pain Quotidien. Jerry Gamez, who has plenty of experience at fastfood chain Burger King and Walmart, will succeed him.
Nestlé announced that Michel Mersch will become Nestlé Belgilux’ new CEO. He will succeed Alexander von Maillot, who will transfer back to the Swiss main office.
Belgian-Dutch supermarket company Ahold Delhaize has fired Denis Knoops, CEO of the Belgian Delhaize branch. He pays the price for his division’s weak performances and will be replaced by Xavier Piesvaux.
Food company Mondelez has appointed Belgian Dirk Van de Put as its new CEO, succeeding Irene Rosenfeld who has decided to retire. Van de Put will join the company from McCain Foods, a company that grew more than 50 % during his six-year stint.
Falke Group, known for its leg fashion brand Falke, announced Martin Winkler will become its new CEO, succeeding Uwe Bergheim, who will retire.
Current fashion brand Marc O’Polo CEO, Alexander Gedat, will step down on 31 August and Dieter Holzer will succeed him. He has plenty of experience as a leading figure in the fashion industry.
The Fnac Darty group is preparing for life after Alexandre Bompard, since its current CEO will start working for Carrefour tomorrow. He may actually be succeeded by a duo.
Jewelry chain Tiffany & Co appointed Alessandro Bogliolo as its new CEO, succeeding Frederic Cumenal who left the company five months ago. However, Bogliolo will only take over on 2 October.
On 15 April, Michael Specht will become German Beate Uhse’s new CEO and COO at the same time. Cornelis Vlasblom will still be CFO.
Italian Ferrero Group appointed a new CEO and it is a first for the company: for the first time in seventy years, the company will be led by someone from outside the Ferrero family, namely Lapo Civiletti.
After only 4 months in charge, Nathal van Rijn will vacate the position of German Beate Uhse CEO. According to the board, there was a mutual understanding that the collaboration would not yield the necessary results and therefore each party will go its own way.
Howard Schultz, coffee chain Starbucks' CEO, will delegate a few day-to-day activities in order to focus on the company's overall strategy and the development of a premium branch within the group.
Italian fashion house Versace appointed Jonathan Akeroyd as its new CEO, a former Alexander McQueen CEO. He will succeed Gian Giacomo Ferraris, who was in charge of the fashion label for more than 5 years.
German fashion label Hugo Boss has appointed Mark Langer as its new CEO. He has been with the company for more than a decade and has been the company's financial director since 2010. He will now also take control of the company as a whole.