Germany's Metro AG has announced the appointment of Andrea Euenheim as its new labour director, effective 1 November 2019. She is also the first woman to join the 55-year old company's management board.
Euenheim will join the board of the international wholesale and food specialist as an 'acknowledged trade and human resources expert', the company said.
She is an experienced professional and has held various human resources management positions in Amazon since 2007.
Most recently, she served as the human resources director for global expansion, mergers, and acquisitions at the company’s headquarters in Seattle.
Commenting on her appointment, Juergen Steinemann, the chairman of Metro AG’s supervisory board, said, "In Andrea Euenheim we are gaining an experienced and competent executive who developed her expertise as a human resources manager in an environment marked by disruption and innovation.
"In her role as labour director, she is the right choice for us to advance the further transformation of our wholesale company into a service and solution provider."
Euenheim will succeed Heiko Hutmacher, who is scheduled to leave the company on 31 December 2019. (www.esmmagazine.com)