PARIS — Georges Plassat, who is to become the new chairman and chief executive officer at Carrefour SA this summer, declared Monday that he is “well aware of the magnitude of the task ahead.”
Plassat, currently ceo at French footwear and fashion retailer Vivarte SA, is to join Carrefour on April 2 as chief operating officer, succeeding Lars Olofsson at the management helm following its annual shareholders’ meeting on June 18. Since Oloffson took over three years ago, Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer behind Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has struggled to turn around its ailing hypermarket business and posted a string of profit warnings.
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