Nish Kankiwala served as Director at John Lewis Partnership.
Kankiwala joined the partnership’s board in 2021 and has over 40 years of experience at retail and consumer brands including PepsiCo, Unilever, and Burger King. He was also previously the CEO of UK bread maker Hovis.
“It’s a great privilege to be appointed as chief executive following two rewarding years on the partnership’s board,” Kankiwala said in a statement.
He said he is “looking forward to playing an even fuller part in the transformation of the partnership”.
John Lewis Partnership chair Sharon White said Kankiwala has “developed a deep understanding and appreciation of the partnership model and has provided counsel on our transformation” since joining the board, adding he “will be able to supercharge this in his new role while protecting the partnership’s ethos”.