AMSTERDAM, October 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
HEMA has appointed Ivo Vliegen (51) as CFO effective 1 November. Vliegen is also joining the HEMA Management Board.
Vliegen is Belgian and has extensive international financial and management experience, including over 10 years in retail. In his most recent position, he was CFO and Group Senior Vice President at Fast Retailing in France, which owns clothing brand Uniqlo, among other brands. Prior to that he held several financial functions in accounting, tax and treasury with prestigious companies in various countries, including MEXX Group in the Netherlands, Levi Strauss & Co in Belgium, Whirlpool in Italy and Belgium and Philips in Belgium. Vliegen is succeeding Tim Isaacs who held the position at HEMA on an interim basis.
Tjeerd Jegen, CEO HEMA: "I'm really pleased with Ivo's appointment. I'm convinced that his extensive international financial and management experience will be of great value for the further development and international expansion of HEMA. Ivo's arrival also adds some more international flavour to our management team."
The Management Board of HEMA now consists of Tjeerd Jegen (CEO), Ivo Vliegen (CFO), Paul Havinga (Executive Director Operations, Franchise & International), Adriana Hoppenbrouwer (Format Marketing Director), Trevor Perren (Director Buying & Merchandising Apparel) and Mischa Simons (Director Buying & Merchandising Food & Hard Goods).
Ever since 1926, HEMA has been making daily life easier and more enjoyable for its customers. With products that stand out because of their good quality, attractive design and affordable prices. HEMA has nearly 700 stores in 7 countries, 11,000 employees and around 32,000 products and services. HEMA makes the ordinary extraordinary.