Kingfisher Appoints Sapna Dutta as General Counsel

Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement company, today announced the appointment of Sapna Dutta as General Counsel.

Sapna will join Kingfisher on 2 October from Reckitt, where she is currently SVP and General Counsel for the company’s global Health business, and for material litigation and investigations on a Group-wide basis.

Sapna has been at Reckitt since 2017, having joined from AstraZeneca, and has held a range of senior legal roles over her career. She previously specialised in global M&A and corporate law at international law firm Davis Polk and is dual qualified in the US and UK.

Thierry Garnier, Kingfisher CEO said: "Sapna brings a breadth of strategic legal expertise, a strong commitment to people and talent development, and a proven track record of working successfully across different sectors, countries and cultures. She will be a great addition to our team and we look forward to welcoming her to Kingfisher.”

Sapna Dutta said: “I am excited to be part of an international retailer with strong growth opportunities and an agile, innovative culture. Kingfisher’s purpose of making better homes accessible for everyone, commitment to its responsible business strategy and focus on its people all particularly resonate with me and I’m delighted to be joining the team.”

Sapna will join Kingfisher’s Group Executive, as well as attending plc Board meetings. She will be based in Kingfisher’s office in Paddington, London.

About Kingfisher

Kingfisher plc is an international home improvement company with over 1,900 stores, supported by a team of over 80,000 colleagues. We operate in eight countries across Europe under retail banners including Screwfix, B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt, TradePoint and Koçtaş. We offer home improvement products and services to consumers and trade professionals who shop in our stores and via our e-commerce channels. At Kingfisher, our purpose is to help make better homes accessible for everyone.

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