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Sports Direct Founder Mike Ashley Takes CEO Role Following Dave Forsey's Resignation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 26 / 16

Retailer Sports Direct, which is "trying to mend its battered image," named its billionaire founder and controlling shareholder Mike Ashley as CEO on Friday after Dave Forsey quit the role, according to James Davey of REUTERS. Forsey, "who has been with the firm for 32 years, resigned as CEO on...

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