Andrew Robb in mix to be new Asos chief


Former executive at online luxury fashion platform Farfetch is contender to become next boss of Asos


A former executive at Farfetch, the online luxury fashion platform, is a contender to become the next boss of Asos, the £2.3billion digital retailer. 

Andrew Robb, who left Farfetch in 2020, is among the candidates being considered as the successor to Nick Beighton, Sky News reported. 

Under pressure: The choice of its next chief executive will be crucial for Asos, which has seen its shares in value halve amid investor unrest

Under pressure: The choice of its next chief executive will be crucial for Asos, which has seen its shares in value halve amid investor unrest

The choice of its next chief executive will be crucial for Asos, which has seen its shares in value halve amid investor unrest. 

Robb is among a number of candidates being interviewed, with Asos expected to name Beighton’s replacement in April when it releases its results to the market. 

Robb spent a decade at Farfetch, before which he had founded and run Cocosa. com, another fashion business. 

His current roles include acting as a senior adviser to Felix Capital, an early-stage investor in companies such as Farfetch and Deliveroo. 

Asos said last week that it would move its listing to London’s main stock market from the junior Aim exchange.

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