Marks & Spencer’s Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne is to join Dubai-based Emaar Malls as chief executive next August to lead the extensive development of its premium shopping and retail assets.
Bousquet-Chavanne was executive director for customer, marketing and digital at M&S and stepped down from the board in April after six years.
Emaar Malls has a gross leasable area of more than 5.8 million sq ft in Dubai including The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Souk Al Bahar and Gold & Diamond Park.
Its flagship mall, The Dubai Mall, was extended by one million sq ft in March.
Bousquet-Chavanne said: “[I am] thrilled to be joining Emaar Malls as CEO next August and build on their historic success. I am excited about the planned expansion and amazing growth opportunities ahead.”