Horst Leitner Steps in as CEO of Aldi SOUTH
GERMANY - Effective December 1, Aldi SOUTH will have a new CEO: Horst Leitner. Leitner will be stepping in for Günther Helm, who led the retailer as its CEO for the past eight years.
Leitner began his career with the company in 1992, after studying economics and commerce in Vienna, and working for IBM. He held the position of General Manager of the regional management of Weissenbach for three years, before he took over the leadership of the company’s central purchasing department in 2006. He took on the same role in 2011 for Aldi USA. In 2016, he joined the Aldi USA’s Board of Directors. As Aldi South’s CEO, he will look over the management of national and international activities.
According to news source Distribuzione Moderna, Helm has decided to leave the company after 15 years to pursue “new professional challenges.”
Congratulations to both Horst and Günther on these new positions and next steps! AndNowUKnow will keep you updated on the latest in all that is happening in the retail sector.