Former M&S exec named as Emaar Malls CEO

Dubai’s Emaar Malls has named former Marks & Spencer chief marketing and digital officer Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne as its new CEO.

Bousquet-Chavanne was executive director for customer, marketing and digital at M&S before he stepped down from its board in April, after six years at the retailer. He is credited with leading M&S’s digital transformation.

He will join Emaar Malls in August.

Emaar Malls said Nasser Rafi, its current CEO, had decided to “take up new challenges” and plans to announce his next role within the group in due course.

Emaar Malls’ assets include the Dubai