– GERMANY, Mülheim – ALDI SOUTH announced that effective December 1st, Horst Leitner will be appointed as its new CEO. Leitner will be stepping in for Günther Helm, who led the retailer as its CEO for the past eight years.

Horst 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.

Horst Leitner will be stepping in for Günther Helm, who led the retailer as its CEO for the past eight years, and has decided to leave the company after 15 years to pursue “new professional challenges.”

About ALDI SOUTH Group

The ALDI SOUTH Group operates more than 5,900 stores and 85 regional distribution centres around the world. With 126,000 employees, the ALDI SOUTH Group generated net sales of EUR 51.8 billion in 2017.

 

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