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Lionel Desclée

Lionel Desclée

Group CEO, The Very Group

Lionel joined The Very Group, which operates digital retailer Very, in 2022. He previously spent three years as president and CEO of Walmart in Japan. Before joining Walmart, Lionel spent three years as president and CEO of omnichannel retailer Tom & Co, which operates 180 pet care stores in Europe as well as an online presence. Between 2005 and 2016, Lionel held senior roles at global retailer Delhaize Group, with responsibility for 750 franchised or affiliated stores in Belgium and Luxembourg, and 1,600 supermarkets in the US. Originally from Belgium, Lionel is fluent in English, French and Dutch.

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