TRU Taps Andres Javes for Southeast Asia, Greater China
January 15, 2014,
In his new role, Javes will oversee all operations and business activities for the company's wholly owned stores in Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand in addition to providing oversight for the company's licensed stores in the Philippines and Macau, including more than 2,500 employees in the region. He reports to Monika Merz, president, Toys"R"Us, Asia Pacific.
Earlier in his career, Javes also worked at Kmart as divisional merchandise manager for toy and outdoor products in Australia and New Zealand. He also served as group merchandise manager for Grocery at Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd. He holds a Certificate of Management from Deakin University Australia.
"Southeast Asia and Greater China represent the most significant growth areas for the company, and I am excited to join the team as we continue to expand our business aggressively throughout the region," said Javes.
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