SIR TERRY LEAHY was educated at St Edward's College, Liverpool, and then went on to the University of Liverpool Institute of Science and Technology, where he gained his BSc (Hons) in management sciences. He joined Tesco when he was 23, became the company's first marketing director and was responsible for the introduction of the highly successful Tesco Clubcard. As CEO he oversaw Tesco's expansion into everything from groceries to electrical goods, built a £1 billion clothing business and was one of the first to see the potential of the internet for selling groceries. He was knighted in 2002 for his services to food retailing and has received many industry honours and awards, including Sunday Times Business Person of the Year in 2010 and a Lifetime Achievement award from Retail Week in 2011.
Since Sir Terry stepped down as CEO of Tesco in February 2011 he has been in constant demand as a public speaker. He also serves as director of the Liverpool Enterprise Partnership. He is a champion of education and has recently invested in a video-based online teaching tool for GCSE students. Married with three children, he enjoys sports, reading, theatre and architecture in his spare time.
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business On Sale: June 19, 2012 Price: $25.00
The meteoric rise of UK supermarket chain Tesco from humble beginnings to its current status as one of the largest retailers in the world can be largely credited to one man—its recently departed CEO, Terry Leahy. Leahy’s unflagging drive and commitment to progress, his no-nonsense approach to leadership, and his visionary...
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