Gap Taps Canadian To Lead Company

  • July 27, 2007
Gap Inc. Thursday named Glenn Murphy its new chairman and CEO, filling the leadership void created by the January departure of Paul Pressler.

Murphy was most recently CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart, the Canadian drug store chain, and more than tripled the firm's revenues, to about $9.5 billion, following an IPO.

He replaces Robert Fisher, who has served as interim CEO since Pressler's departure. Fisher will relinquish the title of chairman but continue to serve on Gap's board.

Prior to joining Shoppers Drug Mart, Murphy was with Loblaw Companies, a leading Canadian retail and wholesale drug company, and was president and CEO of Chapters, a Canadian book retailer.

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