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Detsky Mir Group Names Georgy Kononov as New Chief Operating Officer

Moscow, Russia, 2 March 2022 – Detsky Mir Group, a multi-vertical digital retailer and the leader in the children’s goods sector in Russia and Kazakhstan, announces the appointment of Georgy Kononov as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Member of the Management Board.

Georgy will oversee the ongoing development of the Group’s various store formats and sales channels, and be responsible for increasing space productivity, introducing state-of-the-art technologies, and accelerating our digital transformation. He has taken over from Sergey Li, officially taking up his position on 1 March 2022.

Prior to his role as the COO, Georgy Kononov was the Head of Detsky Mir Group’s Retail Development and Support Department.

Georgy has a wealth of experience in the retail industry. Prior to joining Detsky Mir, he was Director of Retail Formats Development Department at M.Video-Eldorado, where he was responsible for shaping the retail development strategy, developing innovative technology solutions for retail, and rolling out new store formats and sales channels. Prior to this, he held senior management roles at the duty-free retailers The Nuance Group AG (Zurich, Switzerland) and Arial, parent of Runway Duty Free.

Georgy graduated with honors from the Moscow State University of Applied Biotechnology.

“I am convinced that Georgy’s relevant expertise in operational management and knowledge of retail will make a significant contribution to the future growth of Detsky Mir, helping us to maintain high levels of business efficiency,” commented Maria Davydova, CEO of Detsky Mir Group.

“I believe that my long track record in retail, operational management, and business development will help Detsky Mir make positive progress on its strategic objectives and achieve its ambitious goals,” emphasized Georgy Kononov, COO of Detsky Mir Group.

For additional information:

 Julia Polikarpova        

Head of Public Relations        

Tel.: +7 495 781 08 08, ext. 2041