In the run up to Christmas 2018, ESM is proud to present a recap of some of our biggest articles of the year, exclusively for Premium website subscribers. In the autumn, on the back of a busy year for Metro AG, Stephen Wynne-Jones met Olaf Koch, the group’s chief executive. This article first appeared in ESM Issue 5 2018.
It’s been three years since ESM sat down with Olaf Koch, the chief executive of Metro AG, and to say that the business has seen some changes in that time would be an understatement.
Last year, the conglomerate formerly known as Metro Group completed a historic demerger, separating its core wholesale and retail operations (which now encompass the Metro of today) from its consumer electronics division, Ceconomy.