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Tesco Appoints Ivana Fara as Head of Legal in Czech Republic

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Ivana Fara has been promoted to the role of Head of Legal Team for Tesco Stores CR in the Czech Republic.

Fara has been with Tesco since March 2017, when she joined as the CE Legal Team Lead (Group Procurement & Finance). In January 2018, she was appointed CE Legal Team Lead (Product), and then assumed the role of CE Head of Legal (Product) four months later. She worked for British American Tobacco as a Legal Counsel for the Czech Republic and Slovakia before joining Tesco.

Prior to moving in-house, Fara spent nine years with CMS Cameron McKenna in Prague, ultimately as Head of TMT. Earlier still, she spent two years with Haarman Hemmelrath.

Fara commented: "I am happy and proud to be part of the Tesco family for over three years and excited to accept a new role to lead a team of very knowledgeable and enthusiastic lawyers supporting all business streams in the Czech Republic while continuing to provide the legal support of relationships with suppliers across CE. The retail environment is heavily regulated and we are committed to providing high-quality advice to our internal stakeholders while staying compliant. One of the main priorities of myself and my team, for now, is to help the business to efficiently deal with specific issues and situations brought by Covid-19 pandemic in our sector."

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