Lidl US Chairman Roman Heini exits company

Onetime Aldi executive served in Lidl role less than a year-and-a-half


Russell Redman, Supermarket News

Jul 28, 2020


Roman Heini has left Lidl US after nearly 16 months as chairman, Supermarket News has confirmed.


Arlington, Va.-based Lidl US said in an email late Tuesday that Heini informed Lidl leaders this week of his decision to leave the company to pursue other professional interests and spend more time with his family. No information about a potential successor were disclosed. He departed this week.


“We appreciate Roman’s commitment and contributions to Lidl throughout his tenure, which have helped position Lidl for greater success in the future,” Lidl US said in a statement. “Lidl will continue its expansion in the United States under the direction and guidance of its CEO, Johannes Fieber. Johannes assumed responsibility for Lidl US as CEO in May 2018 and will continue to work closely with the Lidl International team to drive the business forward.”


Heini joined Germany-based Lidl in October 2018 from rival hard-discount grocer Aldi, where he served as a joint managing director for the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2014. He was named chairman of Lidl US in early February 2019 and, after relocating to the Lidl US headquarters in Arlington, started in the post on March 1.


When Heini was named to assume direct supervision of the U.S. business, Lidl said...


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