UK department store Harvey Nichols has promoted Manju Malhotra to ceo. Malhotra will report directly to Harvey Nichols owner and chairman Dickson Poon and will work closely with Hong Kong-based Harvey Nichols executive director Pearson Poon.
Malhotra was previously Harvey Nichols chief operating officer. She joined the retailer in 1998 and has held various positions, including group finance director. In 2018 she was named co-chief operating officer with joint responsibility and, in 2019, became sole chief operating officer.
To accelerate the department store’s growth, Malholtra will oversee investment in the online business, physical stores and IT and logistics. The group says its online business has seen sales more than double over the past two years and continues to grow at high double digits.