Plassat to Helm Ailing Carrefour

PARIS — Carrefour said Monday that Georges Plassat will take over as chairman and chief executive officer of the company, Europe’s largest retailer.

Plassat, who will join the hypermarket chain here as chief operating officer in April, will succeed Lars Olofsson at the retailer’s annual meeting in June. Olofsson previously informed the board of his intention to resign.

Plassat is a one-time Carrefour executiv

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