Intersport names Steve Evers new CEO
Intersport’s CEO, Victor Duran, has stepped down, effective immediately.
The sporting goods company announced on Wednesday the appointment of Steve Evers, the current vice chairman of the IIC Board, as its new CEO. He will take on his new role in early 2019.
In interim, Martin Künzi, CFO and Deputy CEO, will take over the CEO role.
Evers has served as an IIC Board member since 2015 and was elected its vice chairman earlier this year. Most recently, he was elected to the board of the newly founded European group, the German cooperative EK/servicegroup eG in March 2015, as its chief operating officer.
Meanwhile, Künzi, has been CFO and deputy CEO since he joined IIC in August 1999.
“Steve Evers knows the retail and sporting goods market and our consumers very well […] We are convinced that he and his experienced IIC team will ensure a successful business development and cooperation with all business partners,” said Jussi Mikkola, chairman of the IIC Board, in a news statement.
““On behalf of the IIC Board, I thank Victor Duran, who left the company on October 31, 2018 for his dedicated work during the last two years,” Mikkola added.
Intersport’s retail sales totalled €11.5 billion in 2017. It has more than 5,600 affiliated stores in 45 countries.
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