Toys"R"Us appoints Andre Javes president, Asia Pacific
A seasoned retail executive with more than 30 years of merchandising and management experience, Mr. Javes most recently served as Managing Director, Toys“R”Us, Southeast Asia and Greater China, where he oversaw all operations and business activities for the company’s more than 170 wholly owned stores and approximately 2,500 employees in Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
Mr. Javes first joined Toys“R”Us, Australia in 2008 as General Merchandising Manager with responsibility for toy and baby products.
After a brief hiatus, he returned to the company in April 2013 as Managing Director, Toys“R”Us, Australia.
Prior to joining Toys“R”Us, Mr. Javes served as Chief Executive Officer at Anaconda Group Pty from 2009 to 2012, where he managed a retail chain of camping, outdoor and adventure gear stores across Australia.
Earlier in his career, he spent three years at Kmart as Divisional Merchandising Manager first for Seasonal and Consumable items and later for the company’s Toy and Outdoor product categories throughout Australia and New Zealand. He also served as Group Merchandise Manager, Grocery at Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd.
Mr. Javes received a Certificate of Management from Deakin University in Australia. ■