ESW appoints Tommy Kelly as Co-Chairman and Eric Eichmann as CEO
E-commerce provider ESW (formerly eShopWorld) has announced that Tommy Kelly, its Founder and current CEO, will assume the role of Co-Chairman alongside Marc Pontet, CEO of Asendia (ESW’s owner), while Eric Eichmann will join as ESW’s new CEO.
According to the company, these appointments “mark a deliberate succession plan to steer ESW towards its next phase of growth in the global ecommerce landscape”.
In his new role as Co-Chairman, Kelly, who founded ESW in 2010, will focus on strategy and innovation to “drive ESW’s next phase of growth”.
“My time as Group CEO has been extraordinarily exciting and satisfying. I see that continuing in the future, in my role as Co-Chairman,’ commented Kelly. “I am delighted to welcome Eric to lead ESW in its next phase. I will continue to work closely with our talented senior leadership team and with our Board to ensure we remain focused on our strategic goals in supporting our global brand clients to take full advantage of the inexorable structural shift in favour of ecommerce.”
Eichmann brings over 20 years of leadership experience in technology and ecommerce to his new role as CEO. Prior to joining ESW, he served as the CEO of Spark Networks, a NASDAQ-listed leader in online dating. Before that, Eichmann was the CEO of Criteo, a NASDAQ-listed leader in commerce marketing.
ESW is a direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce leader and is headquartered in Dublin with offices in Ireland, the US, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
ESW is an Asendia Group company, which is itself a joint venture between La Poste and Swiss Post.