// Burberry hires new supply chain officer
// Jerome Le Bleis joins from French retailer Lacoste
// He will begin his new role on January 1
Burberry has appointed Jerome Le Bleis as chief supply chain officer.
Le Bleis will join office on January 1.
He began his career at Lacoste back in March 2016 as the executive vice president of supply chain, before being promoted to executive vice president of group operations in October.
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He has also held senior positions at Carrefour, Nestle, Michelin and Hewlett Packard.
In his new role, Le Bleis will lead the luxury retailer’s supply chain team from London and will report to Burberry chief executive Marco Gobbetti.
“Jerome has excellent experience leading high performing teams and shares our values making him a great fit culturally,” Gobbetti said.
“I am looking forward to working with him as we continue to strengthen the Burberry brand and position the business for growth.”
Last week, Burberry bolstered its boardroom with the appointment of former TV executive and Twitter board member Debra L Lee as a new non-executive director.