People: J Sainsbury PLC (SBRY.L)
17 Apr 2014
Mr. Mike Coupe has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of J Sainsbury Plc., effective July 9, 2014. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer Designate of the Company effective January 29, 2014 until July 9, 2014. Appointed Group Commercial Director on 19 July 2010, Mike is responsible for Trading, Marketing, Supply Chain, IT and Online. He has been a member of the Operating Board since October 2004 when he joined as Trading Director (2004-10), and an Executive Director of J Sainsbury plc since 1 August 2007. Prior to joining Sainsbury's he was a Board Director of Big Food Group plc and Managing Director of Iceland Food Stores (2001-04). Mike previously worked for ASDA (1993-2001) and Tesco (1985-1992), where he served in a variety of senior management roles. He began his career at Unilever. He was appointed to the Board of i2c (Insight 2 Communication) at its inception in 2012 and is also a Non-Executive Director at Greene King plc.
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