- Prachi Singh |
C&A Europe has announced that Willem Eelman, chief operations and transformation officer (COTO), will step down from the European executive board of the company. The company added that he and his family will move back to The Netherlands and seek new business challenges outside of C&A.
The company said in a statement that Eelman joined C&A Europe as chief financial officer (CFO) in October 2014 bringing with him valuable experience from Unilever in roles in finance and contributing to Unilever’s transformation in Europe. Next to his task as CFO, Eelman was instrumental in developing the omni channel vision for C&A to ensure that the can fulfill the needs of its customers, underpinned with ‘fit for purpose’ supply chain and IT capabilities.
In September 2016, Eelman handed over his CFO responsibilities, and in his new function as COTO was given the responsibility to lead the transformation programme which has been progressing with the ongoing implementation of product lifecycle management in Brussels and Dusseldorf, the re-platforming of the on-line business and a new supply chain and store fulfillment for Central and Eastern Europe with a target to go-live in 2019.
With around 2,000 stores in 21 countries worldwide C&A is an enterprise of COFRA Holding AG with a presence in Europe, Brazil, Mexico and China.