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VP of Apple EMEA hired by Kingfisher

Home improvement retailer group Kingfisher has hired Pascal Cagni to sit as a non-executive director on its board, it was announced today.

Cagni is currently Vice President and General Manager of Apple Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and has spent the last ten years at the consumer electronics company in a variety of roles.

Kingfisher is an international retail group which includes UK companies B&Q and Screwfix, along with France’s Brico Dépôt and Castorama, Germany’s Hornbach and Turkey’s Koçtaş.

Ian Cheshire, Kingfisher’s Group CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Pascal to Kingfisher, where his background will be of particular help as we develop our multichannel strategy.

“In addition, his extensive international business experience and understanding of retailing will be extremely useful. This appointment underlines our ambition to create growth for Kingfisher through investment in the digital strategies of our brands across the group.”

Along with his work at Apple, Cagni also has experience at other international businesses NEC, Compaq and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Cagni has also served as a non-executive director on the board of Atari, the computer games company.

Daniel Bernard, Kingfisher’s Chairman, said: “Pascal is a distinguished European business leader with real expertise in the new technology industries.

“He will further enhance our board, which already includes directors with experience gained at Ikea, Carrefour and Cadbury, amongst others. I look forward to working closely with him.

Source : Retail Gazette

06 November 2010
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