Tesco has announced that upon completion of the merger with Booker Group, Charles Wilson will be appointed as CEO of Tesco's retail and wholesale operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Current CEO Matt Davies- who has been at the helm for three years - will continue in his role until completion of the merger expected to be in early March. He will then step down and after a handover period, leave the group at the end of April.
Wilson has been CEO at Booker since 2005 and has been praised for turning Booker’s fortunes around and generating steady year-on-year growth.
Tesco announced its £3.7bn merger with wholesaler Booker a year ago, and it was given the green light at the end of last year.
Tesco has more than 3,000 stores across the UK, while Booker is the UK’s largest wholesaler and owner of brands such as Londis and Budgens.
It supplies more than 5,000 stores as well as thousands of independent retailers and caterers.