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Hudson's Bay Appoints CVS Executive Helena Foulkes As CEO

HBC (HBC) Monday appointed Helena Foulkes as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 19. Foulkes joins HBC from CVS Health, where she served as executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy.

Foulkes will be responsible for HBC's global strategy and operations for all banners, overseeing more than 66,000 associates worldwide across a portfolio of more than 480 stores, related e-commerce platforms, supply chain, logistics and technology.

Foulkes will also be appointed to HBC's Board of Directors. Richard Baker, who has been acting interim CEO, will continue as Governor and Executive Chairman of HBC.

"Helena is a transformational leader who will invigorate the business with a new perspective as we position HBC for the future," said Richard Baker. "Throughout her 25 year tenure in retail, she has a proven track record of making bold, strategic choices that, at their core, put the customer first and have proven enormously impactful to business success. The Board and I are thrilled to have Helena take the helm and bring her invaluable experience to the company."

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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