Esprit has announced that Heinz Krogner will leave the company as non-executive Chairman of the Board, and non-executive Director, becoming effective tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. He leaves the company after 15 years to pursue personal interests as announced.

His successor as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Esprit Holdings Ltd, Hong Kong, is Dr. Hans Joachim Körber. The former Metro Chairman has been a member of the board since 2008.

Krogner started working for Esprit in 1995; since 2000 he was CEO Esprit International. In 2009, he became Chairman of the company. As announced, he leaves the company by mutual consent and on friendly terms.