Hur Jin-soo named president of Paris Croissant
Hur Jin-soo, 44, has been named president of Paris Croissant, which owns Paris Baguette.
He is the son of Hur Young-in, SPC Group Chairman.
Paris Croissant is 100 percent owned by Hur Young-in and his family, the controlling shareholders of KRX-listed SPC Samlip. Hur Jin-soo personally owns 16.3 percent of SPC Samlip.
Before the promotion, Hur Jin-soo was a vice president at Paris Croissant and managed the company's global business.
Paris Baguette has been expanding rapidly in foreign markets, opening outlets in Cambodia in June and in Indonesia later in the year. It also has stores in the United States, France and China.
Hur Jin-soo's achievements include opening a Paris Baguette store in the Jewel Changi Airport mall in Singapore in April, the company said.
The company also announced appointments overseas.
Hana Lee was named a CEO of Paris Baguette's Singapore and Vietnam operations, and Christophe Laroze was appointed new chief operating officer of Paris Baguette in France. Nicolas Gaillot was named the chief operating officer of Paris Baguette in Britain.
They are all new to the company.
"The latest personnel reshuffle is aimed to put more effort into the global business and to secure global competitiveness," the company said in a statement.
The new roles become effective on Jan. 1.
BY JIN MIN-JI [firstname.lastname@example.org]