People profiles

Click on a photo to read about some of the interesting career paths - and opportunities - open to Kingfisher employees.

 
Tanguy Dewavrin, CEO, Castorama Poland

Tanguy Dewavrin

Martin Girard , Category Manager, Decorative & Flooring, Kingfisher Sourcing and Offer

Martin Girard

Didier Barbero, Regional Director at Brico Dépôt France

Didier Barbero

Meltem Kökenek, Regional Manager/Koçtaş

Meltem Kökenek

Zoe Thomas, Manager/Screwfix West Bromwich

Zoe Thomas

Nadine Rudd , Kingfisher International Graduate Programme, Brico  Dépôt France and B&Q UK

Nadine Rudd

 

Didier Barbero    Regional Director, Brico Dépôt France

Didier joined Castorama in1988 and started as a sales person on the shop floor. He held various store-based roles at Castorama France before being promoted to Store Manager in 2004, a position he held for five years.

Since Didier joined Brico Dépôt France in 2010, he has been promoted to Regional Director. As Regional Director, Didier has focused on contributing to all the Brico Dépôt teams in moving towards the new strategy implementation and managing the changes linked to it.

“During my time in two stages with Castorama and then with Brico Dépôt, I understood how beneficial it was for Kingfisher to have two complementary brands in the same country. The two French Operating Companies have a strong product and performance culture, but each has their own economic model and unique commercial approach.”

“Along with these specific key features, the two sister companies have distinct corporate cultures and staff interactions, allowing them to exercise leadership in different ways. ”

“I strongly believe that this double experience is an asset, which has expanded my professional horizon and developed my ability to implement and manage larger Human Resources projects. This would not have been the case if I had remained in one Operating Company. Today, I realise that these roles have allowed me to enrich my knowledge and to expand from a local vision to a group vision. ”

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