By Christina Passariello and Nadya Masidlover
PARIS--Gabriel Naouri, the son of Jean-Charles Naouri chief executive of French retail company Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA (>> CASINO GUICHARD), is set to be named head of brand, digital and innovation at the company later Thursday, according to a person close to Casino.
Gabriel Naouri had been managing Casino's hypermarkets in northern France until now. The position will be Mr. Naouri's first global role after several years of experience in operations at the company.
Gabriel Naouri, Jean-Charles Naouri's eldest son, will be moving into a more prominent role within the group becoming what could be considered as heir apparent to his father at the head of the company.
The move comes as Casino recently extended its global footprint taking sole control of Brazilian retail group Pao de Acucar (CBD).
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