Dusk Group appoints Vlad Yakubson as new CEO and MD

Vlad Yakubson has been appointed as the new CEO and MD of trans-Tasman specialty home fragrance retailer, Dusk Group.

Yakubson has more than 25 years of experience in specialty retail and is currently the GM of the men’s fashion brand, YD. He has also held various senior leadership roles in visual merchandising, retail operations, finance, marketing and property.

Chairman of Dusk Group, John Joyce, described Yakubson as a “dynamic, value-driven leader” who brings deep retail experience across diverse product categories.

Of his appointment, Yakubson said he is “impressed by the brand’s category leadership, agility and passion for retail execution.”

He will join the group no later than October 31 after he concludes his ongoing commitments.

Yakubson replaces Peter King who resigned in January.

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