PARIS - Textile group Devanlay SA, the manufacturer and distributor of sports brand Lacoste, has appointed José Luis Duran, former chief executive of French food retailer Carrefour, as president of its management committee. Duran’s appointment will be effective July 1.
Duran, 44, will be appointed chief executive of the company in September and is expected to take the helm of Swiss-based Maus Frères, Devanlay’s holding company, in 2010, succeeding Guy Latourrette.
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