- Ludovic Holinier is appointed Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail China and Non-Executive Chairman of RT Mart Taiwan, as well as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sunart
- François Remy is appointed Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail Russia
- Oleg Alkhamov is appointed Chief Performance Officer of Auchan Retail
Croix, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the retirement of Jean-Pierre Germain, which will see him step down as Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail Russia, Wilhem Hubner, Chief Executive Officer of Auchan Retail, has decided to add some younger faces to the Auchan Retail Executive Committee and give it a more international dimension. He has made 3 new appointments:
François Remy is appointed Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail Russia
Frenchman François Remy (55) has forged his career at Auchan. He has been with the company for almost 30 years, first in France and then in Luxembourg, and has held responsibilities in Romania and Russia. He began his career in France in 1987 as department manager in Avignon before taking on other positions in operations and management control at the Vaulx-en-Velin and Avignon-Sud stores. He was appointed manager of the Auchan Marseille store in 1997, then the Auchan Luxembourg store in 2002. In 2012, he was nominated Chief Executive Officer for Auchan Luxembourg, where he pushed the “discount par la gamme” strategy (range-based discounting). Since 2015, he has been Executive Chairman of Auchan Luxembourg and Non-Executive Chairman of Auchan Romania, which he guided onto the multi-format path. François is already familiar with Auchan Retail Russia, as he has been a member of its Executive Committee since 2015.
He replaces Jean-Pierre Germain, who has exercised his right to retire.
Ludovic Holinier is appointed Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail China and Non-Executive Chairman of RT Mart Taiwan, as well as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sunart, listed subsidiary of Auchan Retail in China Frenchman Ludovic Holinier (49) boasts a career spanning more than 25 years in the international retail industry. He first joined Auchan in 1991, where he held various positions in operations and management control before participating in the opening of the first Auchan store in Luxembourg and then in Houston (USA). He was instrumental in Auchan’s success in Russia from 2003. In 2015, he was appointed Chief Performance Officer of Auchan Retail and Non-Executive Chairman for Vietnam, which he will continue to support. He replaces Bruno Mercier who, after more than 15 years at the helm at Auchan China and Sunart, has decided to step down from all his functions to focus on professional and personal projects in connection with the Chinese market.
Oleg Alkhamov is appointed Chief Performance Officer of Auchan Retail
Oleg Alkhamov (38) is Russian and began his career as chief accountant of the Russian subsidiary of Energoremont. He went on to join the Russian arm of French group D’Aucy, where he was first chief accountant and then administrative director. He joined Auchan Russia in February 2008 as financial controller and then chief accounting officer. In September 2011, he availed of Auchan’s international career mobility policy and took up a position as financial controller at the head office. 2012 saw him move back to Russia, where he was involved in the Real acquisition and was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Auchan Russia in 2013. In October 2015, he was nominated as Chief Executive Officer for the Hypermarket format at Auchan Retail Russia and, early this year, was also appointed chief of the Superstore format (Auchan City in Russia).
He replaces Ludovic Holinier, who has himself been appointed Executive Chairman of Auchan Retail China and Non-Executive Chairman of RT Mart Taiwan, as well as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sunart, listed subsidiary of Auchan Retail in China.
About Auchan Retail
Auchan Retail is the 11th largest food retail group worldwide, with a presence in 17 countries, and covers all food retail formats with 3,715 points of sale: hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores, alongside online shopping and Drive outlets in certain countries. To build a successful and modern business model, Auchan Retail ensures that its customers are always a core concern, through discount prices, the choice and diversity of its offering, quality of service, tailoring to local markets and factoring in of multi-channel shopping trends. It is the 35th largest employer worldwide and has 345,365 employees.
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