Andre Javes new managing director, TOYS"R"US, Australia
Mr. Javes, a seasoned retail executive with more than 30 years of experience in the Australian market, returns to Toys"R"Us, Australia, having first joined the company in 2008 as General Merchandise Manager with responsibility for toy and juvenile merchandising.
Prior to being appointed Managing Director, Toys"R"Us, Australia, Mr. Javes served as Chief Executive Officer at Anaconda Group Pty from 2009 to 2012, where he managed a retail chain of camping, outdoor and adventure gear stores across Australia.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Javes worked at Kmart as Divisional Merchandise Manager for Toy & Outdoor products in Australia and New Zealand. He also served as Group Merchandise Manager for Grocery at Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd. Mr. Javes holds a Certificate of Management from Deakin University Australia. ■