Jan Gezinyus Dunning

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Jan Gezinyus Dunning
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Born (1959-12-05) December 5, 1959 (age 64)
Groningen, Netherlands
  • Bachelor’s degree in Modern History
  • MBA
Alma mater
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Amsterdam
  • London Business School
Years active1989-present
TitlePresident and CEO
AwardsOrder of Friendship (2020)

Jan Gezinyus Dunning (born 5 December 1959) is a Dutch entrepreneur. President and CEO at Magnit PJSC.


Jan Dunning was born in Groningen. He graduated from The University of Groningen in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in Modern History. In 1989, he took his MBA at The University of Amsterdam. Later he attended Executive Development Programmes at London Business School (2007) and INSEAD (2008).[1]

In 1989, he started his career in retail trade. Dunning got his first job in the German company Aldi Retail in the Netherlands where he became a Regional Manager. From 1994 until 2000, he worked as Sales and Development Director for Aldi Retail. His next job was the position of General Director at Lucas Klamer trading company, a subsidiary of Metro Group.

In 2003, Dunning became Sales Director in the Russian division of Metro Cash & Carry, where he also later worked as Chief Operating Officer. At that time, the company positioned itself on the market as a small scale wholesale center for holders of special cards.[2] In 2004, the chain ranked second in Russia in terms of turnover.[3] During the 6 years of his work in Metro, the business expanded from 4 to 48 stores.[4] For a certain time, Dunning was the head of Ukrainian division of Metro Cash & Carry.

In 2009, he became CEO of Lenta retail chain.[5] His coming to work in Lenta was connected with the end of a nearly two year corporate conflict between the two company’s shareholders — August Meyer and Oleg Zherebtsov, who were both insisting on the right to appoint their own CEOs.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

In 2013, he entered the Board of Directors of Lenta. In February 2014, Dunning’s term in the office as Lenta CEO was extended for another five years.[14] In 2014, under Dunning’s leadership, Lenta carried out the IPO and in spite of the Ukrainian crisis managed to attract as much as USD 950 million, reaching 4.3 billion USD in capitalization.[15][16] During its SPO in March of 2015, Lenta attracted another USD 225.28 million.[17] In November 2017, the company managed by Dunning became a member of European alliance of retailers called European Marketing Distribution.[18] In the end of 2018, it became known that Dunning was leaving Lenta.[19] Over the ten years of Jan Dunning’s work in Lenta, the company has become one of the fastest growing retailers in Russia.[20]

In January 2019, Dunning became President of Magnit and also Member of its Board of Directors.[21][22] When the news on his appointment spread, Magnit shares on Moscow Exchange went up by 4%.[23] Early in July of 2019, Dunning was re-elected as company’s President for another three years and appointed Chair of the Board of Directors’ Strategy Committee.[24] He also increased his equity stake in Magnit authorized capital to 0.103775%.[25] As a result of Olga Naumova’s resignation as Magnit CEO, Dunning temporarily took on her former role in July 2019.[26]

Awards and recognitions

  • Order of Friendship (2020)[27]

In the media


  1. "Executive bodies". magnit.com. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  2. Сергей Кисин (2004-10-21). "Что немцу хорошо, то ростовчанину — по карточке" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  3. Юлия Ярош (2004-04-26). "Конкуренции пока нет" (in русский). Ведомости. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  4. "Продуктовый ритейл" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  5. Анастасия Гордеева (2010-01-28). ""Ленту" отрезали от основателя" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  6. Ирина Парфентьева; Анастасия Гордеева (2010-07-29). ""Лента" развязалась с гендиректором" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. Retrieved 2019-09-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ""Лента" о двух гендиректорах" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  8. "Из сети "Лента" ушел гендиректор" (in русский). Ведомости. 2010-07-29. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  9. "Главой сети "Лента" снова стал Ян Дюннинг" (in русский). Ведомости. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  10. Анастасия Гордеева (2010-08-23). "Генеральные директора запутались в "Ленте"" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  11. Анастасия Гордеева (2010-09-02). "Гендиректора спорят за "Ленту"" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  12. "Суд вынес решение по руководству в "Ленте"" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. 2011-04-13. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  13. Юлия Чаюн (2011-04-13). "Svoboda взяла верх над Luna" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  14. Мария Кунле (2014-02-28). ""Лента" продлила полномочия гендиректора Яна Дюннинга на пять лет" (in русский). Ведомости. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  15. "Акционеры "Ленты" заработают на IPO компании $952 млн" (in русский). РБК. 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  16. Ольга Попова, Антон Зверев (2014-02-28). "Лента провела IPO на $950 млн, несмотря на украинские баталии" (in русский). Reuters. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  17. Халиль Аминов (2015-03-24). "«Лента» привлекла $225 млн в ходе SPO" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  18. Наталья Ищенко (2017-11-20). "«Лента» вступила в закупочный альянс с европейскими торговыми сетями" (in русский). Ведомости. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  19. Наталья Ищенко (2018-12-07). "Крупнейшая российская сеть гипермаркетов сменила гендиректора" (in русский). Ведомости. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  20. Наталья Ищенко, Виталий Петлевой, Ирина Синицына (2019-03-27). "Мордашов заинтересовался покупкой доли в сети гипермаркетов «Лента»" (in русский). Ведомости. Retrieved 2019-09-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  21. Наталья Ищенко (2019-01-17). "Президентом «Магнита» стал бывший гендиректор «Ленты» Ян Дюннинг" (in русский). Ведомости. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  22. Ирина Парфентьева, Ольга Дубравицкая (2019-01-17). "Притягательный «Магнит»: зачем сети понадобился топ-менеджер «Ленты»" (in русский). РБК. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  23. "Акции «Магнита» выросли на 4% на новостях о назначении Дюннинга президентом" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. 2019-01-17. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  24. Дмитрий Михеенко (2019-06-07). "Стратегию передали президенту" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  25. Дмитрий Михеенко (2019-06-07). "Президент «Магнита» Ян Дюннинг увеличил свою долю в уставном капитале ритейлера" (in русский). Коммерсантъ. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  26. Валерия Житкова, Иван Осипов (2019-06-26). "«Никто не понимал до конца, что происходит»: почему в «Магните» неожиданно сменился гендиректор" (in русский). Forbes. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  27. "О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации"

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