Industry vet Andre Javes has been upped to president of Toys “R” Us Asia Pacific─a region that has helped keep the global retailer profitable over the last year.
Effective May 27, Javes will leave his current role as MD for Toys “R” Us in Southeast Asia and Greater China, a position he’s held since January 2014. Reporting directly to TRU chairman and CEO Dave Brandon, Javes will now oversee all business operations for the retailer’s growing number of stores in Japan, Southeast Asia, Greater China and Australia.
Javes first joined TRU Australia in 2008 as general merchandising manager for toy and baby products.
Previously, he was CEO of Australian outdoor adventure gear company Anaconda Group, and divisional merchandising manager for toy and outdoor products at Kmart throughout Australia and New Zealand.