Argos appoints former Amazon exec as digital director

UK high street retailer Argos has appointed former EMI and Amazon executive Bertrand Bodson to the newly created role of digital director.

Bodson reports to managing director John Walden, becomes a member of the Argos Executive Board and is tasked with “bringing to life the strategic vision for Argos to be a digital retail leader.”

Bodson joins from EMI Music, where he was executive vice president, global digital. Before this he spent four years with Amazon in the US and Europe, where he worked to build its European DVD rental business, now called Lovefilm.

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