Ronny Gottschlich has more than 20 years of retail experience running through his veins. Having started on the shop-floor, he rose to the position of Lidl UK CEO before leaving to found Heunadel Retail Advisory and also accepting the role as the Chief Commercial Officer at fast growing Start-Up Gorillas Technologies in late 2020.
Having worked his way through the operations of one of the most successful retailers worldwide, he set about disrupting the British market and its incumbents. During the course of his tenure as CEO, he adapted Lidl’s offer to better suit the British shopper’s demands, whilst leaving the German engine silently purring in the background. In doing so, Lidl added billions in sales, more than doubled its market share and became the fastest growing grocer in Britain and winning the 'Grocer of the year' (the only time so far in their history ;-)).
His eye for detail isn’t limited to discount grocery in Britain. He is working with some big
Supermarkets including, Sainsbury’s and A101 in Turkey as well as other online grocers. He serves on multiple businesses Board including vegan Food pioneer Veganz.