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Russian food retailer O’KEY Group S.A. appoints Tariel Bokuchava as its new Director of Information Technologies

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — O’KEY Group S.A. (LSE: OKEY, the “Group”), one of the leading Russian food retailers, announces the appointment of Tariel Bokuchava as its new Director of Information Technologies.

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Mr. Bokuchava is succeeding Nikolay Zatravin from July 2017. In the role of Information Technologies Director, Mr. Bokuchava will be primarily focused on modernization and improvement of IT system processes and infrastructure.

Tariel Bokuchava, 37, has a broad experience in IT industry. Since 2015, he has been IT Support & Operations Director of X5 Retail Group, where he was responsible for improvement of IT services stability, acceleration of IT capacity management routines and optimization of incident management. Prior to that,  Mr. Bokuchava held various executive positions at the X5 Retail Group IT department, overseeing IT projects related to office operations and business transformation. Up to 2013, he was managing a business application department at “Mars” LLC. Mr. Bokuchava holds degree in Computational Mathematics and Computer Science from the Moscow State University. He speaks Russian and English.

Miodrag Borojević, Chief Executive Officer of O’KEY Group, said:
“We are pleased to welcome Tariel Bokuchava to the management team. With the constantly evolving retail market and strong competition, we strive to be at the cutting edge of modern technologies in our business. I am confident that modernization and automation of IT infrastructure, backed by Tariel’s level of expertise, will enable us to be fast and efficient in delivering our strategic initiatives.”

Tariel Bokuchava commented:
“I am delighted to be joining O’KEY Group at a time of strategic transformation. I look forward to realizing the significant opportunities available to us. I believe that the new strategic course set by the management aimed at processes optimization and modernization is essential for any business with ambitions of market leadership. I look forward to implementing and streamlining high-end IT solutions for the overall benefit of O’KEY Group.

O’KEY is one of the largest retail chains in Russia. Its primary retail format is the modern Western European style hypermarket which operates under the “O’KEY” brand, complemented by O’KEY supermarkets. The Group is developing an innovative discounter format under the “DA!” brand. O’KEY is the first among Russian food retailers to launch e-commerce operations in St. Petersburg and Moscow, based on its hypermarket assortment.

The Group opened its first hypermarket in St. Petersburg in 2002 and has since demonstrated continuous growth. As of July 10, 2017, O’KEY operates 109 stores across Russia – 72 hypermarkets, 37 supermarkets and 55 discounters under the “DA!” brand.

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For further information please contact:
Veronika Kryachko
Head of Investor Relations
+7 495 663 6677 ext. 404

Source: O’KEY Group

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