- John Browett (UK businessman)
John Browett (*
1931) is a UK businessman who is currently CEO of the DSG Group which encompases brands including Currys, PC World and Dixons.
Browett was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge University [ [http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/retailing/article3129147.ece Business big shot: John Browett] ] where he completed his degree in the field of Zoology.
Following his gradution Browett persued a role as a management consultant, which he followed with a role in the investment bank Kleinwort Benson.
Browett then followed these roles with an MBA from America’s Wharton business school, which costed him an estimated $100,000 over his duaration of study.
Upon completition of his MBA Browett took a change in career and stepped into the retail sector joining the Supermarket Chain Tesco in 1998.Browett became a huge sucess within Tesco, landing him the role of Chief executive of online operations where he drove revenues up to £1.2billionbefore resigning to become CEO of DSG. The resignation it is claimed was taken with great anger and Browett was forced to fulfil the 6 month notice periodoutlined within his employment contract before starting the DSG CEO role in December 2008.
Browett's management style is claimed to be uniquie, with him forgeing a relationship with journalists and providing his personal mobile number to enable directcontact whenever required. His biggest challenge to date [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/01/03/bcndsg203.xml DSG shares plunge on profit warning] ] is the ever falling consumer confidence which has led to a large drop in the DSG groups profits.
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