C&A names former Asda boss as chairman

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Barbara Santamaria
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C&A has reshuffled its board of directors. Allan Leighton has been appointed chairman of the group, and Alexander Birken, chief executive officer of Germany’s Otto, will also join the board.

C&A has appointed two new members to its board - Reuters

City veteran Allan Leighton is currently chairman of Co-operative Group, and previously served as chairman of Royal Mail in the UK. His impressive career includes CEO roles at Asda and Pandora. Leighton succeeds Martijn Brenninkmeijer as chairman of C&A.

“C&A is one of the most sustainable, reputable and enduring retail brands and I look forward to working with the team to help the business realise its fullest potential,” Allan Leighton said.

Alexander Birken, CEO of the Otto Group, will also become a member of the board of directors.

“I could not miss the opportunity to leverage my experience to help C&A drive global growth. Together with the management teams, we will work to support the long-term success of C&A,” Alexander Birken said.

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