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Kingfisher Appoints Nils Swolkien As Castorama Poland CEO

Nils Swolkien Castorama Poland CEO

Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement company, today announced the appointment of Nils Swolkien as CEO of Castorama Poland from 1st September.

Nils brings extensive retail experience, having most recently served as CEO of Decathlon Poland. He has held a number of senior leadership roles at Decathlon over two decades across both Europe and Asia, including CEO of Decathlon Bulgaria, Managing Director of Decathlon Singapore and senior finance positions in Decathlon Asia and Decathlon Europe. 

Thierry Garnier, Kingfisher CEO, said: “Nils’ proven track record and experience across diverse markets will be a great asset to us, as we look to build on our success in Poland by continuing to grow market share, open new stores and expand our successful marketplace model to our Polish customers. We look forward to welcoming him to Kingfisher.”

Nils Swolkien said: “I am excited to be joining a leading international retailer with such strong growth opportunities and a real focus on agility and innovation. Castorama Poland is a great business, with a proud history and huge future potential, and I’m looking forward to leading the next stage in its expansion working with its team of passionate and committed colleagues.”

Nils will join Kingfisher’s Group Executive and will be based at Castorama Poland’s head office in Warsaw. He speaks Polish, English and French.

Source : Kingfisher

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03 June 2024

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