From December 1, 2018 Horst Leitner takes over Agen Helms as Managing Director of Hofer. Helm will take over the helm of the Müller pharmacy in 2019.
Dr. Günther Helm (39) with Aldi Süd / Hofer has been a total of 15 years and for the last eight years he was CEO and UHG at Hofer KG and was instrumental in shaping a company that has recently gained strength in the heavy Italian market. Also under his leadership was the international purchase of the entire Aldi Süd / Hofer Group.
Helm now wants to face the new challenges of entrepreneurship in Hofer after a very successful few years and will start working for the German drug store Müller next year. The 86-year-old boss Müller Erwin Müller regulates the heir to the top of the group and brings a top manager on board. According to LZ Helm, it should take over the middle of next year, its main position in the third largest retailer based in Ulm. Until now, Erwin Müller operates alone in management.
Hofer Horst Leitner (52) takes the helm. He has been with the company for 26 years. His career began in 1992 after his initial professional experience in IBM and a commercial science study at WU Vienna. He has a great knowledge of sales, but also a lot of experience in the central procurement, was the director of Weissenbach's subsidiary, and in 2006 assumed responsibility for the central purchasing department of the Hofer group.
Since 2011 he held the same position at Aldi Süd, and in 2016 he was appointed member of the board of directors of Aldi USA.