Régis Degelcke is the new president of EuroCommerce. The chairman of Auchan will start his three-year mandate in July.
Auchan and DIY
Currently, Degelcke is chairman of French retailer Auchan, a position he only holds since last year. He was head of finances at French home improvement chain Leroy Merlin before choosing a more hands-on experience as a store manager in Spain. Degelcke has also led first the French, then the European DIY Association.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the principal European organisation representing retail and wholesale”, says Degelcke. “The sector is undergoing a major digital transformation, while also facing economic and policy challenges in the EU, including growing protectionism and economic nationalism. A stronger and more competitive Europe is the only way we will compete with other major global economic powers.”
Degelcke's predecessor Kenneth Bengtsson adds: “I believe we have strengthened EuroCommerce over the past three years. We achieved better recognition for retail and wholesale, despite a challenging economic and policy context. Our members look forward to working under the leadership of Régis. He is a passionate leader of the industry and will help EuroCommerce to reach new heights.”