From one type of brick to another, Jean-Jacques Van Oosten has rejoined DIY retailer Kingfisher from the Lego Group as chief customer and digital officer.
With previous executive experience at Tesco, builders’ merchant Travis Perkins and luxury goods giant Richemont as well as Lego – and with a PhD in molecular genetics and an MBA from London Business School – he should bring a wealth of knowledge that Kingfisher urgently needs.
Following a difficult few years for Kingfisher, Garnier has been on a hiring spree to bolster his top team and dig the struggling DIY retailer out of the hole it’s in. Van Oosten is expected to play a key role.
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