Stephan DuCharme

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Stephan DuCharme
Born (1964-04-20) 20 April 1964 (age 55)
CitizenshipUnited States, Germany
Occupationtop manager
OrganizationL1 Retail, X5 Retail Group

Stephan DuCharme (April 20, 1964, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) [1][2] – European and Russian top manager. A Head of Supervisory Board at X5 Retail Group (the largest retailer in Russia), Managing Partner at L1 Retail (part of LetterOne)[3][4].

He is a citizen of United States of America and Germany[1][2]. Possesses fluent English, Deutsch, French, Spanish and Russian[5].


Graduated with honors from University of California, Berkeley (USA), has MBA degree from INSEAD business school[1][2][6].

Since 1987 to 1991 he was a financial analyst in Salomon Brothers Bank[1][6].

Since 1992 was a vice head of Moscow office in European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Since 1997 to 2001 – Corporate development, finance and supervisory Director in Alfa Group[1][7].

In 2001 he left for London and was one of the leaders in SUN Group[8], where particular supervised a SUN Interbrew[1].

DuCharme was a board member of directors in CSA Czech Airlines, Alfa-Bank, SUN Interbrew Ltd[6][1][2][9], was a member of Supervisory Board in Iberia Refreshments (Tbilisi, Georgia)[10], and a member of Supervisory Board in Concern Galnaftogas (Lviv, Ukraine)[6][11][12].

Since December 2006 to September 2008 - NED of the Siberian Coal Energy Company[4][13], a chairman of Committee of Staff and Rewards, a member of Committee of budget, auditing and internal control[14].

Since October 2008 to July 2012 – a member of Supervisory Board at X5 Retail Group[1], where was a Head of Stuff Committee[15]. Since July 2012 to April 2013 – acting, and since April 2013 to November 2015 – Chief Executive Officer at X5 Retail Group[6][16][8].

Since November 2015 – a chairman of Supervisory Board at X5 Retail Group[2][17].

X5 Retail Group (LSE ticker: FIVE) is the first largest retailer in Russia[18][19]. As of 31 March 2017, X5 had 9,817 Company-operated stores. Its store base includes 9,002 Pyaterochka proximity stores, 544 Perekrestok supermarkets, 90 Karusel hypermarkets and 181 convenience stores.

Since March 2016 – a member of the Board of Trustees at «Rus» Food Foundation[20].

Since December 2016 - the head of L1 Retail[21]. L1 Retail has agreed to buy Britain's Holland & Barrett for 1.77 billion pounds ($2.26 billion) in its first acquisition[22][23].

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  13. ^ "Shareholders of OJSC SUEK elect an updated Board of Directors (in Russian)". 2003-12-21. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  14. ^ "Shareholders of SUEK re-elected the Board of Directors (in Russian)". 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
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  18. ^ "X5 overtakes Magnit as Russia's No.1 retailer by sales". Reuters News Agency. Thomson Reuters. 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  19. ^ "Russia's Magnit falls further behind X5 as sales growth falls". Reuters News Agency. Thomson Reuters. 2017-04-21. Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  20. ^ "X5 Chairman named as Trustee of Rus Food Foundation". Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  21. ^ "New Retail Fund from Russia That Plans To Invest $3bn In The Retail Stars Of Tomorrow Will Be Headquartered In London". Haggerston Times. 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  22. ^ "Fridman's L1 Retail to buy Holland & Barrett for $2.3 bln". NASDAQ, Inc. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  23. ^ Clara Denina, Maiya Keidan (2017-06-26). "Fridman's L1 Retail to buy Holland & Barrett for $2.3 billion". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2017-06-26.