Hudson's Bay Co. appointed Iain Nairn as president, effective Jan. 12.
The appointment comes after the Canadian department store chain agreed to a take-private deal with a group of shareholders led by Executive Chairman Richard Baker. Under the deal, the company will buy stock held by minority shareholders at C$11 per share in cash.
Most recently, Nairn was CEO of Swedish design and stationery business kikki.K, which has a presence in 147 countries.
Nairn will report directly to Hudson's Bay CEO Helena Foulkes.
Shares of Hudson's Bay closed down 0.18% to C$10.88 on Jan. 13.