JOHANNESBURG – Woolworths, South Africa’s food and clothing retail has named Roy Bagattini, as its chief executive with effect from February.
Bagattini, who is currently president of the jean manufacturer, Levi Strauss Americas has a track record on leading retail, food and beverage stores.
He was responsible for leading the company’s largest commercial operations, including a significant network of retail stores, spanning the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Latin America and last year delivered over half of Levi’s global revenue. Roy also played an instrumental role in the development and acceleration of the e-commerce and omni-channel capabilities of Levi Strauss.
Bagattini has an extensive track record of delivering profitable growth and shared-value creation in leadership roles across the US, Middle East, Africa and Europe for consumer goods and beverage companies, most notably Levi Strauss, Carlsberg and SABMiller.