Scandinavian Tobacco Company supremo named as next Pandora boss

Allan Leighton stepping down at the end of the financial year

August 28th, 2014 6:39 pm| by admin
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Anders Colding Friis, the current head of the Scandinavian Tobacco Group, has been given the nod to take over as CEO of the Danish jewellery giant Pandora from March 2015.

Friis will take over from current Pandora head Allan Leighton after he steps down from the role after reporting the company’s full-year financial results for 2014.

 “Anders Colding Friis to succeed Allan Leighton as new CEO in March 2015,” Pandora said in a press release.

“The board of directors also recommends that Peder Tuborgh, subject to approval at an extraordinary general meeting to be held in October 2014, succeeds current chairman of the board of directors, Marcello Bottoli.”

READ MORE: Slipper fits as Pandora signs Disney deal to arrest slippery US sales

Staying at Pandora
During that general meeting, the current board of directors will recommend Leighton as new co-deputy chairman of the board.

Friis has been the head of the Scandinavian Tobacco Company since 2006.

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