John Allan is set to become chairman of DSG international, owner of Currys and PC World, on 2nd September 2009, taking over from John Collins who will retire on the same day.
Allan recently announced that he would be stepping down from his role at chief financial officer at Deutsche Post World Net in June this year.
It is expected he will join the board of DSGi as a non-executive director ahead of his appointment as chairman to provide a suitable handover period.
Allan said: “I am delighted to be joining DSG international at this important time in its development. The group has many challenges as well as significant opportunities under the renewal and transformation plan.
“I am looking forward to renewing my involvement in retail and being part of the business as it continues to execute this plan and improve its offering for customers.”