15 Nov 2019 08:10

Simone Margulies named as new President of Hemköp

Dagab’s current Vice President, Simone Margulies, has been recruited as the new President of Hemköp and will succeed Thomas Gäreskog on 1 February 2020.

Effective 1 February Simone Margulies will succeed Thomas Gäreskog as President of Hemköpskedjan AB, which includes Hemköp and Tempo. She will also be a member of the Axfood AB Executive Committee. Margulies has worked in the Axfood Group for four years, most recently as Vice President of Axfood’s logistics and purchasing company, Dagab. Prior to this she served as a business area manager for ICA Sverige.

“Following an extensive recruitment process, I am very happy that Simone is the one who will take on the role to lead Hemköpskedjan into the future,” comments Klas Balkow, President and CEO of Axfood. “Simone’s broad record of experience from the food retail trade and current role at Dagab make her very suitable for the assignment. Moreover, Simone is a highly appreciated leader who always has clear focus on the customers, employees and business.”

“I am very much looking forward to taking over the baton to further develop Hemköp’s concept and brand,” comments Margulies. “I have a passion for simplifying life for our customers and giving employees the best possible conditions to deliver both inspiration and a great food experience. I am delighted to now have this opportunity to champion this with our retailers and the rest of the Hemköp and Tempo team.”

For further information, please contact:

Axfood’s press department, tel. +46-702-89 89 83

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