Premier Inn operator Whitbread strengthens board with feminine digital authorities

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hitbread has strengthened its board with two electronic-focused woman large fliers – Adidas alum Fumbi Chima and founding MD of digital giant comparethemarket.com, Kal Atwal.

The Leading Inn owner stated Chima is “adept at electronic transformation technique in significant-development environments”, and highlighted Atwal’s observe history of driving the strategic expansion and scaling of manufacturers.

This thirty day period Atwal also joined the Board of WH Smith, as shown giants seek out know-how in navigating in the new pandemic-era hyper-on-line planet.

The FTSE 100 group’s chair, Adam Crozier, said that as Whitbread “faces into the upcoming period of its growth”, the two non-government directors will “bring an priceless combine of skills… such as in the technological know-how sector, in electronic transformation, in marketing and typical management”.

Past thirty day period WHS Smith chairman, Henry Staunton, said that Atwal’s “marketing and electronic abilities and entrepreneurial technique to business” would make her a worthwhile asset.

Chima will grow to be a member of Whitbread’s Audit Committee, whilst Atwal will be part of the Remuneration Committee. Equally will choose up the roles from March 1.