Paul Foley Founder & CEO
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Paul Foley is the Founder and Managing Partner of Foley Retail Consulting in Europe. Paul is currently serving as a member of the Supervisory Board at VOLI in Montenegro, BIM in Turkey and is the Chair of the Strategy committee at Korzinka in Uzbekistan. Paul recently held Board positions at FORTENOVA, including the Chair role at Konzum Croatia and Strategy Chair at Mercator in Slovenia. Previously he was the Deputy Chair at MAGNIT in Russia, AHT Cooling Systems in Austria, INVERTO AG in Germany, Iceland Foods UK (overseeing international expansion from 2012 to 2014).
Paul Foley is the Founder and Managing Partner of Foley Retail Consulting. Paul started his career with Iceland Frozen Foods in 1974 and has over 45 years of experience in retail.
The main bulk of his career was 23 years at Aldi Süd, a privately held, German-headquartered global retailer, with operations in 10 countries covering Europe, US and Australia ending in 2012. During his tenure, Paul served on Aldi Süd international management board. He was the CEO for the UK and Republic of Ireland from 1999 -2009 as well as identifying and implementing new business opportunities, including entry into new geographies (including Australia).
Paul started his career with Iceland Frozen Foods in 1974 and has over 45 years of experience in retail.
He is fluent in English, and proficient in German and Bulgarian.