KESA: The parent company of UK consumer electronics retailer Comet has announced that its current chief executive Jean-Noël Labroueis set to retire at the beginning of 2009. Labroue has headed up Kesa since 2000, having previously been CEO of its French wing, Darty.
He will be succeeded by Thierry Falque-Pierrotin, the current chairman and chief executive of Redcats Group, the world’s third largest home shopping business for fashion and home decoration. This is in turn part of French mega-retailer PPR, which also owns Fnac plus the Gucci and Puma brands.
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