Mario Irminger becomes President of the General Management MGB
The Board of Directors of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives MGB on Thursday appointed Mario Irminger to succeed Fabrice Zumbrunnen as President of the General Management MGB.
Mario Irminger, 57, has been CEO of Migros subsidiary Denner since 2011 and, according to MGB, has successfully developed the Swiss discounter during this time. Prior to that, he first worked as an auditor at EY for around eight years, then spent twelve years as Chief Financial Officer at Heineken Switzerland. In 2010, Mario Irminger joined Denner as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed CEO a year later.
"We are very pleased that we have been able to appoint a profound connoisseur of the Swiss retail trade with a keen sense of customer needs as the new President of the General Management MGB, who is also very familiar with the Migros culture," says Ursula Nold, President of the Migros Management Board. "We are convinced that Mario Irminger will be able to give additional impetus to Migros' core business with his proactive personality and high level of goal orientation, and that he will be able to move the entire Migros Group forward." Irminger brings extensive, long-standing experience from retail, industry and finance and has successfully expanded Denner's leading position in the highly competitive discount business, Nold added.
Mario Irminger will assume his new role as President of the General Management on May 1, 2023. He succeeds Fabrice Zumbrunnen, who has decided to step down as President of the General Management of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives at the end of April 2023 (Werbewoche.ch reported). The search for Mario Irminger's successor as CEO of Denner is to begin promptly, according to the statement.
The priority task of the new President of the General Management MGB will be to continue to successfully develop the Migros Group and to strengthen and more effectively organize Migros' supermarket business together with the ten regional cooperatives.