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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New CEO for Best Buy Europe

Best Buy Europe has appointed Scott Wheway as Chief Executive Officer. The company was created in May 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between Best Buy Co. Inc. and The Carphone Warehouse plc. Roger Taylor, Carphone Warehouse’s finance director, had previously held the CEO role.

Scott Wheway will now be responsible for all Best Buy Europe operations, including The Carphone Warehouse’s 2,450 stores across Europe. Before joining Best Buy last year as COO of Best Buy International, Mr Wheway had been MD of Boots. He’d also spent 20 years at Tesco and is a non-executive director of insurance company Aviva plc.

Robert Willett, chairman of Best Buy Europe and CEO of Best Buy International, described Scott Wheway as “the consummate retailer” who’s “never forgotten his roots as a line-level store employee”. [Press release via BusinessWire]

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