Carsten Horn, CEO of German seafood restaurant chain Nordsee, left the company Oct. 31 for personal reasons, the company announced in a statement.

Horn had been in the role since February 2020.

Horn is succeeded by current COO Kai Bordel and CFO Andrea Giudici, who are serving as dual directors.

Bordel has been the company's COO since May. He started his career at Nike, where he held various international management positions for many years. After a few positions in the fashion industry, he moved to AmRest Coffee Deutschland, where he was managing director for Starbucks in Germany.

Andrea Giudici has been CFO at Nordsee since the beginning of the year, and previously held the position of finance director at Burger King Italy.

"An awesome three years journey comes to an end – my active mission as Nordsee CEO is now finished – the bond remains," said Horn on LinkedIn.

"I’ve consciously decided to finish this chapter at this point and to start seeking for the next chapter where I can put a dent into the consumer universe (loosely adapted from Steve Jobs)... thank you for the trust to let me lead this valuable brand in the most stormy weather... Kai Bordel and Andrea Giudici as my successors – you will do a great job."