EuroCommerce, the business federation of the European retail and wholesale sector, chose an internal candidate to succeed director-general Christian Verschueren: Christel Delberghe has worked for the organisation for 20 years.
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Michiel Witteveen, top executive and majority shareholder of Mirage Retail Group, is stepping aside. The new CEO Dirk-Jan Stoppelenburg will prepare the retail group for an IPO next year.
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Richard Liu, founder of Chinese e-tailer JD.com, has announced he will step away from heading daily operations. He will, however, remain president.
Dutch webshop bol.com will get a new CEO on 1 November, as Huub Vermeulen will pass the torch to current platform director Margaret Versteden - van Duijn.
The game of musical chairs at the top of Schwarz Gruppe continues. The German discount group has brought back old acquaintance Ken McGrath to become vice-chairman of Lidl. It seems likely that he will soon replace current chairman Gerd Chrzanowski, who is on his way to the top position at Schwarz, where recently a power shake-up took place.
Klaus Gehrig, the top executive at Schwarz-Gruppe, the holding company above Lidl and Kaufland, has to resign after a disagreement with owner Dieter Schwarz, who is taking the helm himself for the time being.
The Belgian Stefan De Loecker steps down as CEO of Nivea's parent company Beiersdorf. The North American CEO Vincent Warnery will replace him. Meanwhile, the cosmetics giant announced solid quarterly results.
Discounter Lidl wants to conquer the American market, but that is not going smoothly. The retailer now gets a new CEO there, already for the fourth time since 2013.
Niklas Östberg, CEO and co-founder of Delivery Hero, will soon become a member of the supervisory board of fashion platform Zalando.
Dirk Van den Berghe, CEO of Walmart Asia and former CEO of Delhaize, has left the world's largest retail group and is returning to Europe.
Carlos Brito's position at the head of AB InBev has never been so unsure in sixteen years. The search for a successor is reportedly in full swing, both inside and outside the world's largest beer-brewing company.
CEO Ignazio Paternò is leaving Lidl, officially because of the commute between Italy and Germany. However, there are rumours about internal tensions - and not for the first time.
Olaf Koch, CEO of German retailer Metro, is resigning at the end of the year. As he will not complete his current term that only ends in 2022, the German retail giant will have to quickly start looking for a successor.
Fashion chain C&A has appointed two women to the top of its European branch: Giny Boer leaves Ikea to replace Edward Brenninkmeijer as CEO, while Birgit Kretschmer parts way with Adidas to become CFO.
Sneaker brand Puma has appointed Ben Hughes as its new general manager for the region "UKIB" (United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands). Hughes has been sales director for the same region since 2014.
Ailing fashion group FNG (Brantano, Miss Etam) rearranges its board of directors. Former Flemish television boss Paul Lembrechts becomes CEO ad interim.