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Chris Holmes, Chief Operations Officer.

Chris Holmes, Chief Operating Officer

Chris Holmes joined Hult International Business School as Chief Operating Officer in December 2012 bringing a background in commercial, operational, and consulting roles with international businesses.

Before coming to Hult, Mr. Holmes gained extensive experience over a 30-year career working with Retailing and Consumer product companies as a Director and Management Consultant. He has worked in the U.S.A., Central and Western Europe, the Middle East, as well as his native country, the United Kingdom.

Immediately before joining the school, Mr. Holmes was a Commercial Director for Tesco PLC, the world’s 3rd largest retailer, leading the $1.5billion non-food division in Central Europe.  During his time at Tesco, he held several other leadership roles including Non-food IT and Logistics Director for Central Europe, overseeing the implementation of IT systems and several large distribution centers in Slovakia.

Prior to joining Tesco, Mr. Holmes was a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP where he led the Retail and Consumer practice within the business consulting division. He served many leading international retail and consumer products companies leading diverse projects related to strategy, process re-engineering, and due diligence.

Mr. Holmes started his career at Marks and Spencer PLC, a leading UK-based retailer.  While at Marks and Spencer, he held a variety of commercial and operational roles including Vice President of Buying for the U.S.-based subsidiary Brooks Brothers in New York.

Mr. Holmes is a British citizen and lives in London with his wife and three children. He enjoys playing golf and sailing and is an avid sports fan supporting Chelsea FC.

Should you require to contact Mr. Holmes, please email or call our admissions team in Boston on +1 617 746 1990.