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Charmant announces senior management changes in Europe

The company announced the reshuffle as it “forges ahead” with plans to grow in Europe

Satoshi Otsuki

The Charmant Group has announced a series of senior management changes as it seeks to grow its presence in Europe.

Announcing the changes, Charmant Europe president and chief operating officer, Satoshi Otsuki, said: “Despite the external factors happening in the world today with the pandemic, economic and social situations, Charmant Europe is forging ahead with plans in all areas of business to consolidate and grow our presence within Europe.”

Mr Otsuki added that part of this process required the “enhancement and streamlining” of the company’s commercial operational structure.

Under the new changes, the current senior vice president for Northern Europe, Chris Beal, will become executive vice president, Europe.

Commenting on his new position, Mr Beal said: “We are experiencing a different commercial world now that is constantly evolving with new challenges. We are ideally placed to face this with our new structure, and I am looking forward to guiding and supporting the new senior team on the growth journey of the company.”
Rogier Lenderink will take up the position of head of operations for the Nordics, UK, Netherlands and Flanders, moving from his current position of vice president for that region. Mr Lenderink will be supported by Stacey Lees who will take up the newly-created role of business development manager.

Laurent Boussion, the current commercial director with Charmant France, will take on the role of head of operations for Southern Europe, taking on responsibility for the commercial functions in the region.

Rejoining Charmant in December following a sabbatical, Emyr Paskaputra will return in the position of business transformation manager. Mr Paskaputra will be focusing on the delivery of new projects that are in progress and which aim to enhance the company in terms of supply chain, systems and service to Charmant markets.

Yves Desgagnés has stepped down from his role as senior vice-president Europe, managing director of Charmant France, after 27 years with the company.