Coop Denmark has appointed the former chief executive of ISS A/S, Jeff Gravenhorst, to join its board of directors.
He replaces the previous deputy chairman, Jørgen Clausen, who has decided to resign after 15 years on the board.
New Board Member
Jeff Gravenhorst was CEO of ISS from 2010 to 2020.
He currently works as a professional board member at engineering company Rambøll, service company SSG, and shared housing business My Homes.
Previously, he was on the board of directors of the cooperative Danish Crown.
"With Jeff on the board, we get a very strong competence in management, corporate culture, and HR, which are key areas in Coop's strategy towards 2025," commented board chairman Lasse Bolander.
'Development Of A Culture'
“I hope to be able to contribute to the development of a culture with a focus on employees," Gravenhorst explained.
"No matter where they are in such a large organisation, they are crucial for Coop to remain an important player in society, where customers experience that they get something extra."
Coop Denmark A / S operates the chains SuperBrugsen, Kvickly, Dagli´Brugsen, Coop 365discount, Fakta, and Irma, as well as the online stores Coop.dk Shopping and Coop.dk MAD.
The retail group recently reported a net profit of DKK 585 million (€78.6 million) in its financial year 2021, a 24% decline from the previous year due to the elevated sales seen during the pandemic.
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