Following on from the governance announcements made in early 2021, Yves CLAUDE was
appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Auchan Retail.
The move initiated in January 2021 to decentralise to the countries, empowering and giving
and greater autonomy to all Auchan employees (support for the Chief Executive Officer of
each country via a Chairman/Vice-Chairman pairing), has been reaffirmed. With the
appointment of Yves CLAUDE, this move improves Auchan Retail’s agility, coordination and
ability to take rapid decisions.
Yves CLAUDE takes over from Edgard BONTE, who successfully turned around Auchan
Yves CLAUDE has a deep understanding of the retail sector, both in France and
internationally. For 40 years, he held successive positions at Decathlon as Department
Manager, Store Director, Regional Director, Country CEO (Spain then France), Group CFO,
International Development Director, Group CEO, and Asia Leader in charge of production
and business operations. Before joining Auchan Retail, he was CEO of Decathlon in
Singapore and Mainland China.
He was also a member of the Adeo and Auchan China Boards of Directors.
About Auchan Retail
Present in 12 countries, Auchan Retail encompasses all food trade formats (hypermarkets, supermarkets,
convenience stores, click-and-collect and e-commerce) with 2100 points of sale. Auchan Retail places its
customers at the heart of its strategy by offering them a “phygital” shopping experience combining physical
stores with the digital ecosystem, as well as exclusive, high-quality products at the best possible prices. Nextgeneration retailers, campaigners for good, healthy and local products, Auchan Retail’s 180,000 employees
work responsibly with customers, farmers and suppliers so that everyone can improve their quality of life by
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