6/2/2011 2:47:00 PM
Blan to leave Carphone Warehouse following management restructure
Carphone Warehouse European retail director Steve Blan is to leave the company as part of a restructure as it integrates with Best Buy.
The announcement comes as the company prepares to introduce some major cost cutting measures in a bid to improve business efficiency.
Blan, who joined the company as UK sales and customer director in March 2009, is credited for radically changing the way Carphone’s retail estate operates.
During his time at the company, Blan raised basic salaries and introduced a bonus scheme based on customer satisfaction scores.
A Carphone Warehouse spokesperson said: ‘We recently carried out a restructure of our senior management team as part of our plans to integrate all our brands to ensure greater efficiency and to avoid duplication of effort. As a result, a small number of our directors will leave the business to seek opportunities elsewhere and we thank them for their valuable contributions.’
It is not known if he has a job to go to.