Benoit Lamonerie takes the helm at Marka

Marka, a retail focused company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced the appointment of Benoit Lamonerie as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Benoit Lamonerie, CEO of MarkaMr. Benoit Lamonerie (biography) joins Marka (profile) from Gulf General Investment Company where he was CEO of Retail and Entertainment, and brings more than 20 years of experience to the role from across retail, hospitality, entertainment and real estate sectors.

At Gulf General Investment Company, Mr. Benoit Lamonerie established a track record of growth and profitability and was responsible for launching the F&B, fashion retail and entertainment divisions.

Prior to that, he was the General Manager at Union Properties from May 2006 to October 2009, and Sales and Marketing Manager at Dubai Autodrome from May 2004 until May 2006.

Mr. Khaled Bin Kalban (biography), Marka Chairman said: “The Marka Board of Directors is pleased to have such a capable and experienced individual in the position of CEO. He brings to the role strong insight into our business requirements, and we believe that his expertise and enthusiasm will be vital in leading Marka to build a world-class retail operating company and deliver long-term value for our shareholders.”

The appointment of Mr. Lamonerie follows the resignation of Mr. Nick Peel, who resigned from his role as Marka CEO in December 2016.