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Majestic Wines appoints new CFO

Specialist drinks retailer Majestic Wine has announced the appointment of Alex Jablonowski as its chief financial officer.

Jablonowski joins from the Oasis and Warehouse Group, and previously held positions at Hamleys, Tesco and Costa Coffee.

The appointment follows a series of changes to the retail board at Majestic, as the nationwide retailer embarks on a new future under the ownership of private equity firm Fortress


Majestic has also appointed Suzanne Kielty as HR Director and promoted Robert Cooke to chief commercial officer. 

Jabłonowski said: “I am delighted to be joining Majestic at this exciting stage in the businesses’ 40 year history. I believe we have all the ingredients here to be one of the long term success stories of UK retail. I can’t wait to get started and meet my colleagues both in the office and out on the shopfloor.” 

CEO John Colley added: “Alex brings a wealth of experience to Majestic, having worked in a range of international, multi-site retail businesses. I am sure his background in helping to build business strategies, at the very top level with previous private equity experience, will be hugely beneficial in order to create value and growth to this company. 

“The recent changes we have made to the board show our commitment to getting Majestic back to what it’s done best. We now have a range of expertise across the senior team, with specialists in retail, wine, HR and developing our multi-channel capability. I am confident that we’ve built the right team for the challenges, and opportunities, of the future.”

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