When your boardroom has as many empty chairs as it has full, it makes sense to hire people with a good breadth of skills.
On this level at least, Kingfisher’s appointment of Bernard Bot as its new chief financial officer makes perfect sense.
Bot’s skillset extends well beyond finance to logistics, ecommerce, technology and digital services – a pure numbers man he is not.
Indeed, it’s easy to envisage Bot taking an active role in strategic decision-making across all areas of the Kingfisher business when he joins later this month.
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