Javes will oversee all operations and business activities for the company’s growing stores in Japan, Southeast Asia, Greater China and Australia.

Toys R Us names Andre Javes president for Asia Pacific

Toys R Us has appointed Andre Javes as the retailer’s new president for Asia Pacific.

As part of the new role, Javes will oversee all operations and business activities for the company’s growing stores in Japan, Southeast Asia, Greater China and Australia.

Javes recently served as MD of Toys R Us Southeast Asia and Greater China, where he was responsible for overseeing all operations and business activities for the retailer’s 170 stores across Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

Dave Brandon, chariman and CEO, said: “Since joining Toys R Us, Andre has made significant contributions to the continued growth and success of our business throughout Asia and Australia.

“With his extensive retail background, drive for results, commitment to building and leading high-performing teams and proven track record, we expect to further grow and strengthen our brands’ position in the global marketplace."

Prior to his tenure at Toys R Us, Javes held the role as CEO at Anaconda Group Pty from 2009 to 2012, as well as spending three years at Kmart as divisional merchandising manager.

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