Thierry Garnier and Bertrand Bodson to join Tesco board
Tesco has announced that Thierry Garnier and Bertrand Bodson will be joining its board as independent non-executive directors.
Due to take up their roles from on 30 April and 1 June 2021 respectively, Garnier will also join the remuneration committee while Bodson will sit on the corporate responsibility committee.
Garnier has been chief executive of Kingfisher since 2019 and previously spent over 20 years at French supermarkey chain Carrefour.
Meanwhile, Bodson is chief digital officer at Novartis AG and was previously chief digital and marketing officer at Sainsbury’s Argos, executive vice president for global digital at EMI Music and the co-founder and chief executive of Bragster.com. He has also held senior roles at Amazon.
John Allan, Tesco chairman, said: “I am absolutely delighted Thierry and Bertrand will be joining Tesco at an exciting point in its development. I know that their broad range of skills and experience will be a real asset to the Company and further strengthen the board’s discussions and oversight. The board and I very much look forward to working with them over the coming years.”
Tesco has also confirmed that Mark Armour, Mikael Olsson and Deanna Oppenheimer do not intend to seek re-election to the board at the company’s AGM.
Allan added: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Mark, Mikael and Deanna for their outstanding commitment and invaluable contribution to the board and its committees over a number of years. They have all brought excellent insights and wise counsel to the board and its committees, and we wish them well for the future.”
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