Blackstone to tap Bolland to head European portfolio operations

Blackstone has recruited Marc Bolland as head of European portfolio operations of its private equity businesses. Bolland’s past senior leadership roles include serving as chief executive of Marks and Spencer plc; chief executive of Morrisons plc; and chief operating officer at Heineken plc. His appointment begins September 19, 2016.

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announces the appointment of Marc Bolland as Head of European Portfolio Operations of its private equity businesses. Mr Bolland was formerly Chief Executive of Marks and Spencer plc and previously Chief Executive of Morrisons plc and Chief Operating Officer of Heineken plc. He will start on 19 September 2016.
Joseph Baratta, global Head of Private Equity at Blackstone, said:

“We are delighted that Marc is joining us. He has had an outstanding career leading and developing major international businesses, and I am sure he will add great value to our current and future portfolio businesses.”

Marc Bolland said:
“I am very pleased to be joining a firm of the quality and scale of Blackstone. I look forward to working with its extraordinary team and the Blackstone owned businesses to drive growth and to add value for investors.”

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