SAO PAULO Jan 20 GPA SA, Brazil's
largest diversified retailer, tapped Ronaldo Iabrudi as chief
executive officer, according to a securities filing Monday.
Iabrudi, a former private equity banker who headed mining
company Magnesita SA between 2008 and 2012, was
currently the top executive of France's Casino Guichard
Perrachon & Cie in Brazil. Casino, one of France's
largest retailers, is GPA's controlling shareholder.
Iabrudi replaces Enéas Pestana, who ran the São Paulo-based
company since March 2010 and tendered his resignation earlier in
the day, the filing added.