Ireland's own Dr. Gordon Campbell, the former Managing Director of Spar International, has been honoured with the ‘Outstanding Leadership Award’ at the World Retail Congress (WRC) in Dubai.
The award was presented to Campbell by Tobias Wasmuht, the current Managing Director of Spar International, after a jury acknowledged his business success, new ideas and executional excellence, as well as passion for the brand and how it serves its target customers.
Paul Marchant, CEO, Primark, Angela Ahrendts, ex-CEO of Burberry and Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of John Lewis Partnership have all won the prize in the past.
Speaking at the ceremony in Dubai, Dr Campbell said that he was proud and honoured to receive the award - “I accept it on behalf of all our independent retail partners who operate the Spar brand in 42 countries around the world. This award is a recognition of their success. I would also like to thank all my colleagues at Spar International over the last 22 years, without their support this award would not have been possible.”
Addressing the audience of over 800 leaders in global retail, Wasmuht said “Dr Gordon Campbell has dedicated his working life to the development and growth of independent food retail internationally.
"Through his leadership, dedication and passion he has been able to grow and develop the Spar brand into a truly global retailer. I would like to personally congratulate my friend, colleague and mentor on this extraordinary achievement.”
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