Swedish apparel company RNB Retail and Brands has appointed Hanna Sleyman as the CEO of its Departments & Stores business, replacing Amelie Söderberg, who resigned last month.

Sleyman, who serves as assortment director at RNB-owned children's clothing business Polarn O Pyret, will start her new role in January. 

RNB Retail and Brands president and CEO, Magnus Håkansson, said Sleyman's extensive expertise and previous leadership experience in strategic planning, business development, production and assortment will be an asset to Departments & Stores.

Departments & Stores distributes national and international brands in leading department stores throughout the Nordic region.

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RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS: Hanna Graflund Sleyman new CEO of Departments & Stores



Hanna Graflund Sleyman has been appointed new CEO of Departments & Stores to succeed Amelie Söderberg effective 1 January 2014.

Hanna Graflund Sleyman was born in 1978 and holds a Master´s degree from Stockholm School of Economics. Hanna was recruited to Polarn O. Pyret in 2009 and she currently holds the position as assortment director. Prior to this she worked as business development manager at Polarn O. Pyret and production director in the RNB group. Between 2004-2009 Hanna was working at McKinsey as management consultant.

- I´m very pleased with the recruitment of Hanna. Her extensive expertise and previous experience in leading positions within strategic planning, business development, production and assortment will be an asset to Departments & Stores, Magnus Håkansson, president and CEO of RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS says.

- Departments & Stores is a profitable and stable business unit within the RNB group with an exiting future. To get the opportunity to work with a world-class shopping experience in the leading department stores in the Nordic region is a very positive and stimulating challenge. I look forward to working with everyone at Departments & Stores to further develop the operations, Hanna Graflund Sleyman says.

RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS owns, operates and develops fashion, clothing, accessories, jewelry and cosmetics stores that focus on providing excellent service and a world-class shopping experience. Sales are mainly conducted in Scandinavia through the three store concepts Brothers & Sisters, JC and Polarn O. Pyret, as well as through shops in the department stores NK in Stockholm and Gothenburg. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has operation in 11 countries. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has been listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange since 2001.

Original source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130702005406/en/RNB-RETAIL-BRANDS-Hanna-Graflund-Sleyman-CEO