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Age : 53
Public asset : 131,701,679 USD
Linked companies : NEXT plc
Biography : Currently, Simon Adam Wolfson occupies the position of Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Next Plc. Mr. Wolfson is also on the board of 8 other companies.

Ahead of expected IPO, Deliveroo recruits Next's Wolfson to board

01/19/2021 | 06:42am EST
FILE PHOTO: Abdelaziz Abdou, a Deliveroo delivery rider, poses with a bag of Aldi groceries, London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Deliveroo said on Tuesday it has beefed up its board ahead of an expected initial public offering this year with the appointment of Simon Wolfson, the veteran boss of clothing retailer Next, as a non-executive director.

The food delivery company said on Sunday it had raised a further $180 million from existing investors, including minority shareholder Amazon, in a move that values the business at more than $7 billion.

Deliveroo is set to hold an IPO in the coming months, in what would be the biggest new share issue in London for three years.

Wolfson's appointment comes after Deliveroo named Claudia Arney as the company's first chair in November.

Deliveroo founder and CEO Will Shu said Wolfson would bring "great knowledge and insight" to the board.

Wolfson has been Next's CEO since 2001.

He is also a peer of Britain's ruling Conservative Party, sitting in the upper house of parliament.

(Reporting by James Davey and Paul Sandle; editing by Sarah Young and Pravin Char)

© Reuters 2021 / Crédit photo © Maxppp
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AMAZON.COM, INC. -1.26% 3151.48 Delayed Quote.-0.22%
NEXT PLC 0.97% 7688 Delayed Quote.7.96%
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