Lenta appoints Vladimir Sorokin as its new Chief Executive Officer
September 2nd, 2020 (
The appointment of Mr. Sorokin as the new CEO is effective as of September 3rd, 2020. He will also replace Herman Tinga on the Board of Directors of Lenta. Herman Tinga will continue to work with Lenta as a consultant.
Lenta's Chairman Alexey Mordashov, said:
During 2020, Lenta has delivered excellent operational and financial results and I would like to take a moment to thank the management team led by Herman for all of its efforts. At the same time, it is clear that the food retail sector in
Therefore, the Board of Directors has made the decision to strengthen Lenta's management team by appointing Vladimir Sorokin as its new CEO. We strongly believe that Vladimir's extensive professional experience, many successes, and stellar reputation in the Russian food retail sector make him the right person to lead Lenta going forward and to build upon its already very strong foundation.
Lenta's new CEO, Vladimir Sorokin, commented:
Lenta is currently a strong player in the Russian food retail sector, the leader in the hypermarket segment, and I believe best positioned to become one of
Vladimir Sorokin Biography:
Mr. Sorokin is a graduate of St. Petersburg State University of Trade and Economics (Engineering) and the Higher School of Economics (Finance). He started his career in 1994 at Gillette and has had a number of top leadership positions at both Russian and international retail and FMCG companies. In 2013, Mr. Sorokin joined the X5 Retail Group where he became the General Director of the Perekrestok Supermarkets. In 2019, he joined Magnit as the Deputy Chief Executive - Commercial Director and a member of the Management Board.
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in the
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