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John Lewis appoints Nish Kankiwala as Non-Executive Director

Tom Bottomley
01 April 2021

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that Nish Kankiwala will join its board as Non-Executive Director, commencing 12 April, 2021.

Kankiwala brings 40 years of experience in retail and consumer brands such as PepsiCo, Unilever and Burger King. His is currently the Chief Executive of Hovis.

Kankiwala is replacing Laura Wade-Gery, who is stepping down from the John Lewis Partnership Board when her term ends on 30 April, 2021.

Sharon White, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said: “Nish is a fantastic appointment to the Partnership Board. He brings a wealth of experience in retail and fast moving consumer markets. He’s led well known global brands and ones with rich heritage and trust like the Partnership.”

Kankiwala added: “The Partnership is a business I’ve long admired for its unique ethos and its special brands. The business now has a significant opportunity to play an even bigger role in its customers’ lives. I’m looking forward to working closely with the Board and supporting the Partnership.”

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