Stephan DuCharme (April 20, 1964, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) – European and Russian top manager. A Head of Supervisory Board at X5 Retail Group (the largest retailer in Russia), Managing Partner at L1 Retail (part of LetterOne).
He is a citizen of United States of America and Germany. Possesses fluent English, Deutsch, French, Spanish and Russian.
Graduated with honors from University of California, Berkeley (USA), has MBA degree from INSEAD business school.
Since 1987 to 1991 he was a financial analyst in Salomon Brothers Bank.
Since 1992 was a vice head of Moscow office in European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Since 1997 to 2001 – Corporate development, finance and supervisory Director in Alfa Group.
In 2001 he left for London and was one of the leaders in SUN Group, where particular supervised a SUN Interbrew.
DuCharme was a board member of directors in CSA Czech Airlines, Alfa-Bank, SUN Interbrew Ltd, was a member of Supervisory Board in Iberia Refreshments (Tbilisi, Georgia), and a member of Supervisory Board in Concern Galnaftogas (Lviv, Ukraine).
Since December 2006 to September 2008 - NED of the Siberian Coal Energy Company, a chairman of Committee of Staff and Rewards, a member of Committee of budget, auditing and internal control.
Since October 2008 to July 2012 – a member of Supervisory Board at X5 Retail Group, where was a Head of Stuff Committee. Since July 2012 to April 2013 – acting, and since April 2013 to November 2015 – Chief Executive Officer at X5 Retail Group.
Since November 2015 – a chairman of Supervisory Board at X5 Retail Group.
X5 Retail Group (LSE ticker: FIVE) is the first largest retailer in Russia. As of 31 March 2017, X5 had 9,817 Company-operated stores. Its store base includes 9,002 Pyaterochka proximity stores, 544 Perekrestok supermarkets, 90 Karusel hypermarkets and 181 convenience stores.
Since March 2016 – a member of Stewardship council at «Rus» Food Foundation.
Since December 2016 - the head of L1 Retail. L1 Retail has agreed to buy Britain's Holland & Barrett for 1.77 billion pounds ($2.26 billion) in its first acquisition.