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Kingfisher strengthens senior team and appoints chief commercial officer

B&Q owner Kingfisher has made a number of changes to its senior management team to support the delivery of its strategy. Sebastien Krysiak, currently chief executive… View Article

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Kingfisher strengthens senior team and appoints chief commercial officer

B&Q owner Kingfisher has made a number of changes to its senior management team to support the delivery of its strategy.

Sebastien Krysiak, currently chief executive of Castorama Poland, has been appointed to the new role of chief commercial officer. Due to take up his new position from 4 April, he will lead the group’s offer and sourcing, supply chain and logistics, and customer insight functions. This will mean that Henri Solère, Kingfisher’s chief offer and sourcing officer, will report to Krysiak.

Meanwhile, Pascal Gil will move from leading Brico Dépôt in France to become the new chief executive of Castorama Poland, also from 4 April. He will be succeeded as chief executive of Brico Dépôt by Laurent Vittoz who currently leads the group sourcing team. Gil will also become part of the group executive team.

In parallel with these changes, Martin Lee, Kingfisher chief supply chain officer, will be leaving the business at the end of May. In a statement, Kingfisher said its supply chain and logistics teams have been significantly strengthened under Lee’s leadership.

In a further move, Elizabeth Messud, Kingfisher’s general counsel, will join the group executive.

Thierry Garnier, chief executive of Kingfisher, said: “As we enter the next phase of the ‘Powered by Kingfisher’ strategy, accelerating investment for growth, we are strengthening our leadership team in a number of important functions. We are particularly delighted that these appointments are internal, reflecting the management strength across the business and our commitment to the development of our teams. I’d like to express my sincere thanks to each of the leaders for the contribution they have made and look forward to working together in the next phase of our growth.”

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