decathlon names new chairman

LILLE, FRANCE (Nov. 28, 2018) - Decathlon, the French-based sporting goods retailer which returned to the United States in late March, announced the appointment of Fabien Derville as its new Chairman of the Board. Derville took office on Dec. 4, 2018 and was part of the company’s council under Matthieu Leclercq, who stepped down from the leadership role this summer.

Decathlon has approximately 1,500 retail outlets throughout the world and opened a store in San Francisco in the spring. Decathlon tried to establish a footprint in the United States in the late 1990s but closed its last four stores in Massachusetts in 2006.