Chief digital officer Jean-Jacques Van Oosten leaves LEGO

LEGO’s chief digital officer, Jean-Jacques Van Oosten has left his role with the Danish toymaker to take up a new position with the retail group, Kingfisher.

Van Oosten joined as the company’s chief digital officer in April last year. Eight months into the role, he has now made the decision to return to Kingfisher, having previously held positions with the group between 2005 and 2008.

At the time of his LEGO appointment, he said: “I am excited to join the LEGO Group. The mission to inspire an develop children is an important one, and I am honoured and humbled to have an opportunity to play even a small role. Our children’s future will be shaped by automation, AI, robotics, and environmental changes.”

According to BrickFanatics and CampaignLive, Van Oosten will take on a new role at Kingfisher – the retail group that owns B&Q and Screwfix – as chief customer and digital officer.

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