Tim Keding, one of the founders of Shoepassion, a multichannel shoe retailer based in Berlin, resigned at the beginning of this year for personal reasons. The former chief operating officer, Björn Henning, 36, will be the company's sole chief executive from now on. Keding remains the group's biggest shareholder, working as an investor through his private holding company, Justkeding, which has created web portals in other sectors. The Shoepassion group owns the Heinrich Dinkelacker brand of traditional high-end men's shoes with a “budapester” construction. A former business consultant, Henning has been working for the Shoepassion group since 2014 and became chief operating officer in 2015. The company was started in 2010 by Tim Keding and Henry Bökemeier as an online shop selling goodyear-welted shoes as well as traditional leather accessories such as gloves, belts and luggage. The company acquired the Heinrich Dinkelacker shoe brand in 2016. A former chief executive of Porsche, Wendelin Wiedeking, invested several millions of euros in Shoepassion in 2017 to help it to pursue its international expansion.