One of the world’s largest retailers has appointed a new chief executive as its looks to catch up with the online revolution and shore up its home performance.

Carrefour has named Alexandre Bompard, 44, as its new chairman and CEO, effective July 18, ending an eight-month search. He succeeds Georges Plassat, who has served in the top position at the hypermarket retailer, which operates more than 11,900 stores in over 30 countries, since 2012.

Bompard is the CEO of French retailer Fnac-Darty. He took the reins of Fnac, a bookstore and music retailer, in 2011, taking the company public in 2013. Last year, Bompard won a bidding war with…