Grupa Muszkieterów, the Polish arm of France's Les Mousquetaires, has announced the appointment of Krzysztof Łagowski as its new director of alliances and strategic partnerships.
He will be responsible for strengthening the company's market position in Poland by building key business relationships to increase the critical mass and purchasing power of the Intermarché and Bricomarché chains, the company noted.
Marc Dherment, CEO of Grupa Muszkieterów said, "We are very pleased that Krzysztof Łagowski is joining our team.
"At a time when the overriding priority for the Muszkieterów Group is to accelerate the development of both banners, Intermarché and Bricomarché, in every possible form, Krzysztof's competence and experience will be key elements to build effective partnerships and respond in the best possible way in the context of Polish retail, both in DIY, food and fuel."
Łagowski brings over 20 years of experience in the retail, fuel and consulting sectors.
He was also responsible for market expansion and implementation of the group's commercial strategy.
Commenting on the new role, Łagowski said, "Our priority for the near future is to achieve critical mass, and potential alliances or strategic partnerships based on mutual trust, long-term goals and ambitions are likely to effectively support the chosen direction of development.
"We are fully aware that the consolidation of the Polish distribution market will continue and even accelerate and we intend to be an active participant in this process."