10 May 2019
Boparan Holdings Ltd, the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, is pleased to announce it has strengthened its Board with the appointment of Alex Russo as Non-Executive Director.
Mr Russo is an experienced retail executive having worked for 25 years across the UK, Europe, Asia and America, covering listed multinationals, private equity and privately-owned companies.
Current Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at Wilko, he was previously Senior Vice-President at Walmart, serving as UK CFO for Asda for five years until 2018. Prior to this, he held senior leadership roles at Tesco and Kingfisher plc, both in the UK and internationally.
Lord Allen of Kensington Kt CBE, Chairman of 2 Sisters Food Group, said: “Alex’s appointment provides additional expertise to support the Group’s growth plans I am delighted that we have secured his services.
“He is an accomplished executive with a great track record in retail and consumer-oriented businesses. He offers deep experience of the world in which our business operates and I am sure he will make a valuable contribution during his time with us.”
His appointment is effective from 10th May 2019 and he will serve as a Non-Executive Director and Chair the Audit Committee.
Ranjit Singh, President of Boparan Holdings Ltd, added: “I am delighted Alex has decided to join the business. He brings a wealth of experience and his expertise will be invaluable as we continue to build a better business.”
Alex Russo said: “I am very pleased to be joining the Board of a fast-moving, entrepreneurial business. The food sector is a dynamic environment with many challenges and I look forward helping the Boparan board on its growth journey.”