Chief Transformation Officer

Thomas Eisele to become Chief Transformation Officer at Migros

A portrait of Thomas Eisele

Thomas Eisele is to join Migros as Chief Transformation Officer and lead the ongoing extensive transformation of the Migros Group. In this role, he will become a member of the Executive Board of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives (FMC). Thomas Eisele will remain a member of Valora’s Group Executive Management until the end of June 2024 and join Migros in November.

Press release

The Executive Board of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives (FMC) is to gain an additional member, as Thomas Eisele will be joining the Migros Group as Chief Transformation Officer on 1 November 2024. In this role, he will manage the ongoing, far-reaching transformation of the Migros Group and implement it together with the business areas involved. He succeeds Matthias Wunderlin, who took over as Head of Migros Industrie at the end of last year.

“With his extensive qualifications, Thomas Eisele will take over and lead the Migros Group’s transformation programme and further develop and optimise the entire Migros value chain,” explains Mario Irminger, President of the Executive Board of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives (FMC). “I am delighted that we will soon be able to count on Thomas’ extensive expertise and wish him a good start at Migros.”

Thomas Eisele has many years of broad experience in various management positions in retail in Switzerland and abroad. He has worked for the Valora Group since 2008 and has been CEO of the Food Service division and a member of Group Executive Management for the past ten years. In 2009, he became Head of M&A / Corporate Business Development. Following the takeover of Ditsch, a chain of pretzel bars in Germany, and Brezelkönig in Switzerland in 2012, he was Managing Director of Brezelkönig until 2014 and Managing Director of Ditsch until January 2019. Prior to that, he held various positions at Manor and the Itheca Group and worked for Buck Brunner Partner and MCS as a management consultant. Thomas Eisele is 49 years old and studied business and economics at the University of Basel.