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Tesco adds independent non-executive directors to board

In addition, Thierry Garnier will also join the remuneration committee whilst Bertand Bodson will join the corporate responsibility committee

Tesco has announced that Thierry Garnier and Bertrand Bodson will join the board as independent non-executive directors with effect from 30 April and 1 June 2021, respectively.

In addition, from those dates, Garnier will also join the remuneration committee whilst Bodson will join the corporate responsibility committee.

Garnier has been CEO of Kingfisher plc since 2019 and previously spent over 20 years at Carrefour, the French multinational retailer.

At Carrefour he held a number of senior roles, including CEO of Carrefour Asia, CEO of Carrefour International and managing director of supermarkets for Carrefour France, and was a member of the Carrefour group executive committee.

Bodson is currently the chief digital officer at Novartis AG, he was previously chief digital and marketing officer at Sainsbury’s Argos, executive VP for global digital at EMI Music and co-founder and CEO of Bragster.com. He has also held senior roles at Amazon and started his career at Boston Consulting Group.

John Allan, Tesco chairman, said: “I am absolutely delighted Thierry and Bertrand will be joining Tesco at an exciting point in its development.

“I know that their broad range of skills and experience will be a real asset to the company and further strengthen the board’s discussions and oversight. The board and I very much look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

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