Carrefour Group has announced the appointment of Rami Baitieh as the executive director of Carrefour France.
Most recently, he served as the executive director of the company’s Spanish unit.
Baitieh, who has worked at the retail group for 25 years, played an important role in the company’s performance in Taiwan, Argentina and Spain, Carrefour said.
In his new role, Baitieh will be responsible for leading the second stage of Carrefour France’s transformation plan with a special focus on the economic crisis due to the pandemic.
The retailer has completed the first stage of its transformation plan under the leadership of Pascal Clouzard, Carrefour added.
Elsewhere, Alexandre De Palma has been named as the executive director of Carrefour's Spanish division.
Most recently, De Palma served as the executive director of the company’s convenience division in France.
He is recognised for his contribution to expanding Carrefour’s convenience business in France over the past two years.
As the executive director of the company’s Spanish unit, he will be responsible for recovering the business and accelerate its development, the retailer said.
Baitieh and De Palma are to assume their new roles on 1 July 2020.
'New Stage' Of Transformation
Commenting on the appointments, chairman and chief executive officer, Alexandre Bompard, said, “I fully trust them to carry out this new stage of our transformation in these two key countries for Carrefour.
“I warmly thank Pascal Clouzard for the work he has done over the past three years at the head of Carrefour France.
“He was of great help to me during this first phase of transformation and I wish him all the best for the future,” Bompard added.
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