// Majestic Wine appoints Alex Jablonowski to CFO
// He joins from the Oasis & Warehouse Group, and previously worked at Hamleys & Tesco
// The appointment follows a series of changes to Majestic Wine’s retail board
Majestic Wine has raised the senior ranks of Oasis & Warehouse to hire Alex Jablonowski for the new role of chief financial officer.
The appointment is the latest in a string of new hires at the alcohol retailer, as it looks to establish itself as an independent business under the new ownership of a private equity firm Fortress.
Jablonowski joins Majestic Wine from the Oasis & Warehouse Group, and previously also worked at Hamleys, Tesco and Costa Coffee.
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Majestic Wine also recently appointed Robert Cooke as chief commercial officer and Suzanne Kielty as HR director.
Chief executive John Colley said focusing Majestic Wine’s senior team back on the core retail business would be vital to the long term future of the company.
“Alex brings a wealth of experience to Majestic, having worked in a range of international, multi-site retail businesses,” Colley said.
“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.”
Jablonowski 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.”