Starbucks names UK boss

Starbucks veteran Kris Engskov has been drafted in to head the coffee chain’s UK operations, replacing Darcy Willson-Rymer.

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A Starbucks statement says that Willson-Rymer, UK and Ireland president since 2008, will leave in September “to pursue another opportunity”. It is not yet known where.

Engskov has been with the Seattle-based business since 2002, most recently as regional vice president of the company’s US Pacific Northwest region. Prior to this, he held several senior management positions including a stint as MD of its Swiss and Austrian unit.

He will take over a growing UK and Irish division, which has reported seven consecutive quarters of growth. Globally, Starbucks has recovered strongly from its 2009 recessionary slump, posting a 10%revenue bump in April.

It will report third quarter results next week (28 July).

Prior to Starbucks, Engskov worked in the Clinton White House as an assistant press secretary and as a personal aide to the President.

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