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French third-party logistics company FM Logistic has appointed Oleg Alkhamov (pictured above) as its new managing director for Russia.
He will take the post next month, leading the Russian executive team and 8,000 employees.
He has spent most of his career in the FMCG and retail sectors, most recently at French retailer Auchan Retail, which he joined in 2008 and successively held the positions of financial controller, chief accounting officer, financial controller for the group’s holdings (2011-12) and financial director (2012-2015).
From 2015 to 2017, he was managing director for Auchan Retail’s hypermarkets division in Russia, before moving to the corporate headquarters in France in 2017 as group performance director.
Christophe Menivard, group executive committee member responsible for Eastern Europe, said: “Oleg’s first hand knowledge of the challenges facing the retail and consumer goods industry, his track record delivering operational excellence and his financial acumen will reinforce our service to customers in Russia, building on the leading position developed by FM Logistic.”
Mr Alkhamov added: “The company’s portfolio of customers is impressive and its commitment to finding solutions for more sustainable supply chains is compelling.”
FM Logistic customers in Russia include Obi, Haribo, Etam, Nespresso, Metro and other renowned luxury and cosmetics brands.