Makro has announced two new senior board appointments.
Allard Sjollema has taken the role of commercial director. He was previously the procurement and merchandising director for food.
Sjollema has been with Makro since April 2006 and will be responsible for overseeing both the food and non-food departments and building long-lasting relationships with its suppliers.
The second appointment for the company is Mark Copeland, who will take up the newly created position of customer director.
His role will focus on looking at the company’s offer from a customer viewpoint and ensuring that the business is in the best position to meet the specialist needs of its HoReCa (hotel, restaurant and caterer) and trader customers.
Copeland was previously with SC Johnson amp; Son for 17 years where he held various positions in brand management and international marketing throughout Europe and the US. His most recent position was regional marketing director for Europe, Mexico, Australasia and Japan.