Current COO Pauwel Wiertsema will be the new CEO of HelloFresh Benelux, starting in September. He succeeds Maartje Frederiks, who leaves the meal box delivering company after eight years.
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Belgian restructuring specialist Stefaan Vansteenkiste is promoted to CEO at Debenhams, in an attempt to save the British department store chain from bankruptcy.
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Valérie Hermann, president of global brands at Ralph Lauren, will be leaving her position after three years. It is not yet known who will succeed her.
Austrian retail group Signa Retail (the owner of German department store chains Karstadt and Galeria Kaufhof) has founded a New Business branch, that should bring about more digital competences and innovation.
Carlos Crespo's appointment as CEO of Inditex, which was announced earlier, has been officially confirmed by the Spanish fashion group's general meeting.
Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, the CEO of French liquor group Rémy Cointreau, will be leaving her position at the end of the year, as the group announced "with sadness".
Carlos Crespo is suggested as Inditex' new CEO, a position currently held by Pablo Isla. He is also Inditex' chairman and wants to focus on his other role at the helm of the company that owns Zara.
Schmidt Groupe, one of France's main kitchen producers and sellers, has appointed Laurent Blum as its new general director. His main focus is the future of the group's two brands, Schmidt and Cuisinella.
Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn (Ahold Delhaize) has completed its new board of directors: on 1 September, Sonja Boelhouwer joins the board as new Director of Stores, succeeding Cees van Vliet.
Kraft Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees is to step down on 30 June after a difficult time for the FMCG producer. He will be replaced by Miguel Patricio, currently Chief Marketing Officer at AB InBev.
Olivier Goudet is resigning as chairman of AB InBev due to a possible conflict of interest. He has opted to remain the CEO of JAB Holdings (which includes Douwe Egberts and Keurig Dr. Pepper), and feels he can no longer combine that with his position in the brewery group.
German e-tailer Zalando has decided to expand its management board with a Chief Financial Officer and a Chief Technology Officer. At the same time, it will redefine the job descriptions for its three co-CEOs.
Former Ikea CEO Peter Agnefjäll and current Swanson CEO Katie Doyle are joining the supervisory board at Ahold Delhaize on 10 April. They will succeed Rob van den Bergh and Mark McGrath, who will both retire.