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
Axfood aspires to be the leader in good and sustainable food. Our family of companies includes the store chains Willys and Hemköp as well as Tempo, Handlar’n and Direkten. B2B sales are handled through Axfood Snabbgross, and our support company Dagab is responsible for the Group’s product development, purchasing and logistics. The Axfood family also includes Mat.se, Middagsfrid and Urban Deli as well as the partly owned companies Apohem and Eurocash. Together the Group has more than 10,000 employees and sales of nearly SEK 50 bn. Axfood has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 1997, and the principal owner is Axel Johnson AB. Read more at www.axfood.se.