Kingfisher plc announced on September 27th the appointment of Alain Rabec as CEO of Kingfisher France, which includes the Castorama and Brico Dépôt businesses. He will be responsible for over 200 stores, 20 000 colleagues and EUR 4.5 bn of sales. He joined Kingfisher on 1st October and will also be a member of Kingfisher's Group Executive.
Mr Rabec is a highly experienced, operational retailer who has spent over 30 years in senior roles at Carrefour, the French retail group, according to Kingfisher. Most recently (2016-2018) he was executive director of Carrefour hypermarkets, where he was responsible for 230 stores with sales of EUR 17 bn.
The current CEO of Kingfisher France, Christian Mazauric, will be taking some time out from Kingfisher to recover from an operation. Thierry Garnier said: "Christian has led our companies in France, B&Q in the UK and Brico Dépôt in Romania, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his valuable contribution to Kingfisher. I look forward to welcoming him back to Kingfisher in the future."
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