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Kappahl hires former H&M executive as new CEO

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WORLD Danny Feltmann Espersen has been appointed the new president and CEO of the Swedish fashion retailer Kappahl. He will assume his new position on December 1st, 2015.

Kappahl, which currently operates in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Poland, posted an 87 pct y-o-y drop in operating profit this year.

In the past Danny Feltmann Espersentook held a number of senior positions within the fashion and retail industry, amongst others at H&M, where he worked for over 17 years in several roles, including the head of global logistics and the head of global e-commerce expansion. He has also served as member of the executive board at Bang & Olufsen, where he was responsible for global sales and marketing.

In the past three years Danny Feltmann Espersen has worked with private equity-controlled companies, amongst others as president and co-owner of skin care company Karmameju and with Joe & the Juice. Danny holds a bachelor’s degree in economics & business administration and a master’s degree in finance & accounting from the University of Aarhus.

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schedule 27 February 2024
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schedule 22 February 2024
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schedule 21 February 2024
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schedule 21 February 2024
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schedule 19 February 2024
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schedule 17 October 2023

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schedule 12 December 2022

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schedule 08 September 2022

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schedule 18 July 2022

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schedule 25 April 2022

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schedule 15 April 2021

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schedule 30 December 2020

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schedule 12 October 2020

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schedule 06 May 2020

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