Office Depot is back on track after a period of change, with new senior management appointments and a renewed business strategy. The company, which includes the Viking brand, is widening its business strategy to become not only the leading office supplies company in Europe, but also a leading provider of office services and solutions to its client base of over 1.2 million small and midsized companies via its online channel, mail order service, and call centres.
As part of the new business focus, Office Depot has made two new senior appointments to its leadership team. Udo Heskamp has been named as the Group’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), bringing significant experience in finance and business administration gained in Europe and Asia, most recently as CFO/Managing Director of Nidec Secop. Patrick Dittli joins as Chief Operating Officer (COO), bringing strong experience from a number of larger international companies with operations across Europe, Asia, and North America such as Accenture, Nestlé and most recently METRO AG, where he was Global Director of Supply Chain.