Asos lines up former Farfetch executive as new CEO

Farfetch Asos
Last week, Asos said it had to fly in clothes to manage supply chain delays
// Farfetch former exec is being considered as Asos boss
// Andrew Robb could replace Nick Beighton

A former executive of Farfetch is reportedly among candidates currently being considered as the new chief executive of Asos.

Andrew Robb, who left Farfetch in 2020, is a contender to become the next boss of Asos, replacing Nick Beighton.

Robb was among a number of candidates for the job, with the company potentially revealing a replacement in April, Sky News reported.


READ MORE: ASOS takes a hit from Omicron as supply chain costs soar


He spent a decade at Farfetch prior to his current role as founder and boss of fashion business Cocosa.com.

His current roles include acting as a senior adviser to Felix Capital, an early-stage investor in companies such as Farfetch and Deliveroo.

Last week, Asos said it had to fly in clothes to manage supply chain delays and sold more products at a discount as competition heated up over the autumn months.

The retailer explained it suffered from the spread of the Omicron variant. It had already downgraded its outlook after supply chain constraints and volatile demand limited sales growth in its four months to December 31 trading period.

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