FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 9, 2009--
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Amee
Chande as senior vice president of strategy, responsible for
working with senior management to develop all elements of the company’s
global strategy. Chande reports to John Mahoney, Staples vice chairman
and chief financial officer.
“Amee brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Staples,” said
Mahoney. “With her proven leadership skills, Amee will work closely with
teams across Staples to build on our company-wide strategic plans.”
Chande joins Staples from Wal-Mart Stores where she served most recently
as vice president of new business development and previously as vice
president of healthcare strategy and communications. Prior to Wal-Mart,
she was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company where she worked
with a broad range of retail and consumer goods companies in the US and
internationally. Chande earned graduate degrees from Harvard Business
School and the London School of Economics, and has lived and worked in
Canada, the UK, Zimbabwe and Hong Kong.
Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to
making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products,
including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With
2008 sales of $23 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples
serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout
North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In July 2008,
Staples acquired Corporate Express, one of the world’s leading suppliers
of office products to businesses and institutions. Staples invented the
office superstore concept in 1986 and is headquartered outside Boston.
More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
Source: Staples, Inc.
Owen Davis, 508-253-8468