US retailer Safeway Inc has appointed Peter Bocian to the vacant post of EVP and chief financial officer.

Bocian will oversee the group’s finance functions, reporting in to former finance chief Robert Edwards, who was promoted to the post of president last year.

Bocian most recently served as EVP, head of corporate services and finance at JPMorgan Chase. Previously, he worked at Hewlett-Packard and Starbucks.

Last month, Safeway announced CEO and president Steve Burd will retire in May.