​B&M poaches rival Wilko’s finance boss Russo

Alex Russo

B&M has snapped up general merchandise competitor Wilko’s chief financial officer Alex Russo for the same role at its own business.

Russo, who joined Wilko from Asda in 2018, will succeed B&M’s current finance boss Paul McDonald, who is set to retire next year.

B&M’s incoming finance chief joins the retailer after stints at businesses including Tesco and Kingfisher.

His departure from Wilko comes shortly after a board reshuffle, which saw the general merchandise retailer’s transformation director Jerome Saint-Marc appointed chief executive.

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