EuroCommerce is delighted to announce the election of Régis Degelcke as its new President at the EuroCommerce General Assembly today. Mr Degelcke will take up his three-year mandate from July 2018.
Mr Degelcke brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the retail and wholesale sector. He currently is Chairman of the two companies, Auchan Retail and Auchan Holding, to which he was appointed to by the Mulliez family in early 2017. Mr Degelcke began his career in retail 35 years ago as a financial controller at Leroy Merlin, and was appointed CFO of the group at the early age of 29. Six years later, keen to have hands-on store experience, he left headquarters to become a store manager in Spain. Later, under his leadership as country manager for France, Leroy Merlin grew significantly to become the leading home improvement retailer. As a true global citizen, he went on to lead the international expansion of the LeroyMerlin/Adeo Group as Executive Vice-President in Italy and Brazil. For a period, he also headed relations with professional customers of the group, which provided him with profound insights into the world of wholesale. For the last 10 years, he has chaired the European DIY Retail Association (EDRA), having previously headed the French DIY association (FMB).