Anna Bordes is a newcomer to the business products industry, having spent much of her career in the retail sector. An ex-Amazonian (she was there for two years – 2017 to 2019 – as a Retail Senior Manager), Bordes joined ADVEO from leading French chain Optical Discount in July 2022.
Following a transition period with former Group CEO Dominique Bernard, Bordes is now implementing her own vision for ADVEO France, backed by a refreshed executive management team and continued investments from private equity owner Sandton Capital. A key focus is putting the needs of the wholesaler’s approximately 600 Calipage, Plein Ciel and BURO+ members first and leveraging their strong local presence.
In 2021, ADVEO missed out on acquiring the retail operations of Office Depot France. Two years later, it looks to be in pole position to play a major part in the takeover of Top Office, which has more than 30 stores throughout the country.
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