US retailer Kroger has announced the appointment of Kevin Brown and Amanda Sourry to its board of directors.
Currently, Brown serves as executive vice president of global operations and chief supply chain officer at Dell Technologies.
He spent two decades in progressive leadership positions at Dell, including chief procurement officer.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master's in engineering management from George Washington University.
He is a member of the National Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the Executive Leadership Council.
Sourry is a seasoned professional who served as president of Unilever's North American unit until her retirement in December 2019.
She held leadership roles of increasing responsibility during her more than 30 years of service at Unilever, both in the US and Europe.
She served as the president of global foods, executive vice president of global hair care, and executive vice president of the firm's UK and Ireland business.
Commenting on the appointment, Kroger's chairman and CEO, Rodney McMullen, said, "Amanda [Sourry] brings to Kroger extensive global marketing and business experience in consumer packaged goods, including overseeing Unilever's digital efforts.
"Kevin [Brown] combines deep global supply chain and procurement expertise with a track record of sustainability and resilience leadership that will benefit our business and shareholders. They will both be tremendous assets to Kroger's board of directors."
The company also announced that Bobby Shackouls is to retire from Kroger's board after more than 21 years with the company.
McMullen added, "We are grateful to Bobby for his more than two decades of service on the Kroger Board of Directors, including five years as a lead independent director.
"The board and the entire Kroger family wish Bobby, his wife Judy, and their family all the best in retirement."
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