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Iceland appoints international business director Monday, 3rd September 2012
Iceland is stepping up its international expansion strategy with the appointment of its first international business director.
Paul Foley has previously spearheaded the establishment of Aldi in the United Kingdom. In his new role, Foley will be responsible for the ITEX export business and new ventures in the Czech Republic.
Foley also ran Iceland’s South-east England business 23 years ago.
Iceland chief executive Malcolm Walker told the Independent: “I was very sorry to lose Paul in 1989. It has not been easy to persuade him to come back and work for us, and I am absolutely delighted that he has agreed to do so. His exceptional track record and skill set make him the ideal person to lead Iceland's development outside the UK, whether that be through exports, franchising, acquisitions or store openings. The global potential of the Iceland brand is huge.”