Franck Rouquet, former senior exec with Carrefour in the GCC, is hired to lead retail arm of Ghassan Aboud Group
Supermarket retailer Grandiose, which operates stores across Abu Dhabi and Dubai, has announced the appointment of a new CEO.
Ghassan Aboud Group’s retail arm – Grandiose Supermarkets – said it has hired Franck Rouquet, who has served as vice president of Carrefour Supermarkets in the GCC, as its CEO.
Rouquet was previously the CEO of Orchestra Premaman, a European childcare and maternity textile marque, with stores spanning Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
“This is a great opportunity to be part of an ambitious brand’s journey from local to regional and eventually international expansion,” he said. “The UAE is a matured market when it comes to retail. With rising customers’ awareness, they expect an international product spectrum that respects their preferences.
"Our offering will address this latent demand through an international partnership that could potentially revolutionise the prevailing consumption pattern here. We will have exciting developments in this regard shortly.”
He added: “I believe the Grandiose brand is at the cusp of reinventing the shopping experience for customers in the UAE and I am looking forward to spreading our brand philosophy across the region.”
Grandiose is a concept store that opened its doors in 2016, providing retail and catering services, and operates five stores in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.