Rainer Worbs, chief executive of Roland and MyShoes, the German shoe retailers that are part of the Deichmann group, will retire on June 30, 2019. At MyShoes, Helén Billkrantz, who recently joined the company as executive director, responsible for purchasing, will replace him. The 44-year-old previously worked as chief buyer for Schuhhaus Siemens, a German shoe retailer, as well as for Idana Shoes, Karstadt, Dielmann and the Metro group. Alexander Paul remains executive director at MyShoes, responsible for sales. From now on, he will also be responsible for the marketing of the German shoe retail company. Lars Jendrian is still the third member of MyShoes' executive board. Worbs will be supporting Billkrantz until June 30, 2019. MyShoes was created in 2004 as a specialized shoe retail concept and launched as an independent brand in 2014. The company has 40 stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as its own online store. After Worbs's retirement in June next year, Patrik Pörtig will assume management of the marketing department of Roland, a company that has more than 50 shoe stores and has belonged to the Deichmann group since 1988. Pörtig is chairman of the board of Ochsner Shoes and executive director of Dosenbach-Ochsner, also part of the Deichmann group. Pörtig has been a member of Roland's executive board since the beginning of this year, responsible for purchasing and distribution. Lars Jendrian is also a member of Roland's executive board.