Jean Richard de Latour was appointed CEO of Carrefour Romania as of 1 August 2018

Carrefour announces the appointment of Jean Richard de Latour as CEO of Carrefour Romania, starting in August this year. Prior to this, Jean Richard de Latour was Operations Director of Hipermarket Bassin Grand Nord in France.

Jean Richard de Latour started his career in the Carrefour Group in 2013, as Market Research, Innovation and Public Affairs Director, in 2014 being appointed Cabinet Director of the President and CEO of Carrefour Group, a position he occupied for two years. Previously, he worked for 4 years in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.

In 2016, he extended his expertise and joined the operational area, as Hypermarket Operational Director in Paris, and a year later he was appointed Operations Director of Hipermarket Bassin Grand Nord, France, a region with 53 hypermarkets. Graduate of the National School of Administration and holder of an MA at Sciences Po, Jean Richard de Latour defines himself as a team player, encouraging collaboration between all members of his team, and as a person focusing mainly on promoting and developing people.

Jean Richard de Latour:I received with joy this term of office in Romania. It is an honour and a challenge for me to run the operations of Carrefour in Romania, one of the most important countries in the Carrefour Group. I am looking forward to this new professional stage to continue the development of the company. I know how engaged and professional is the entire team in Romania and I am convinced that we will manage to identify and implement new growth opportunities in the coming period.

Jean Richard de Latour will work together with an executive board with 6 members, coordinating the following functions:

Cătălin Samara: Marketing, digitalization, e-commerce and IT, client services, Omni-channel

Luminița Iacob: Acquisitions & Supply chain

Anca Damour: Real estate, Legal, Corporate Affairs, CSR & Communication

Tarek Ouaibi:  Operations

Jean Paul Dennis: Financial

Ana Krasovschi: Human Resources

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About Carrefour:

In Romania, the Carrefour Group offers its customers multiple shopping possibilities, both in its 322 stores in the country, and through the unique portal www.carrefour.ro. Moreover, using the BRINGO platform, freely available in Google Play and App Store, Carrefour offers its customers in Iași, Cluj, Constanța and Bucharest the possibility to shop more than 50,000 products at hypermarket prices, delivered in 90 minutes. Also, using Gurmandio, customers in Iași, Suceava, Botoșani, Piatra-Neamț, Galați and Târgu Jiu may order a wide range of products, both from the gastronomy section in Carrefour, and from local restaurants, with free delivery and multiple payment methods (cash, card, meal vouchers).

Carrefour has developed innovative payment means for its customers, such as the „Carrefour Pay” application, where they may verify prices in-store or may pay for their shopping directly from the application, at the cash desks. Continuing the series of innovations, last year, Carrefour launched in its Carrefour Baneasa hypermarket the integrated service „Your checkout desk - Self Service” the first checkout desk where customers may scan and pay their shopping themselves, in the same place.

Carrefour supports the communities where it operates through relevant programs, so that, in 2017, the retailer launched, for the first time in Romania, the Varasti Carrefour Agricultural Cooperative, the first of its kind established with a retailer. The project brings Romanian agricultural producers closer to Carrefour customers with quality products and offers them the opportunity to access a sustainable sales market.

In April 2018, Carrefour Romania launched the Beef Quality Source thus continuing its mission and commitment to provide its customers with quality, fresh and tasty Romanian products with an authentic taste, at competitive prices, by developing sustainable partnerships with small local producers. The Beef Quality Source joins the other three initiatives launched by Carrefour in Romania starting in 2008 for pork, carrot and potatoes, ensuring the quality control of the products offered, by permanently monitoring and checking the quality standards set with its partners, by a team of experts.

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