London, United Kingdom – BoF puts together the most important professional moves of the week.
Nike appoints new head of diversity
Felicia Mayo has been named Nike’s new director of diversity and inclusion, replacing Kellie Leonard who steps down after two years. Formerly the vice president and head of diversity at Tesla, Mayo joined the sportswear store last year and was the vice president of human resources and diversity and inclusion.
Hearst Magazines announces interim president
Chief Financial Officer Debi Chirichella has been appointed interim president of Hearst Magazines after the resignation of Troy Young, after an explanation of The New York Times allegations of lewd comments and other inappropriate behavior surfaced.
Adidas appoints new director for France
Mathieu Sidokpohou, who recently served as the Vice President at Danone Dairy & Plant Based, will replace Guillaume de Monplanet as General Manager of France.
Canada Goose is hiring a new general manager of shoes and accessories
Adam Meek has been appointed general manager of shoes and accessories at Canada Goose. Meek, who has over 20 years of experience in the footwear industry and held various leadership positions at Nike, Lacoste and Sperry, will oversee the brand’s global footwear strategy and accessories collection. He reports to Woody Blackford, the Executive Vice President of Product for the outerwear brand.
Under Armor takes on senior sales director of VF Corporation
Phil Fox, rather the Senior Sales Director for Vans in Europe, Middle East and Africa, joined Under Armor as Senior Director of Sales for the EMEA region. Fox reports to Massimo Barratto, the general manager of the region, and will oversee the digital-first and growth strategy of the development sportswear brand in the region.
Timberland takes on a new vice president of global marketing
Drieke Leenknegt has been named vice president of global marketing at Timberland, succeeding Argu Secilmis, who has taken on a new role as vice president of global apparel. Leenknegt, who has held several senior leadership roles at Nike, will oversee the outdoor footwear retailer’s global brand marketing, working closely with marketing leaders in America, APAC and EMEA.
Moose Knuckles to be added to the board of directors
Daniella Vitale, executive vice president and chief brand officer at Tiffany & Co., has been appointed to the board of Moose Knuckles. Vitale, who previously held senior leadership roles at Gucci, Giorgio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo, will use her experience to assist in the international growth strategy of the luxury brand and will work closely with the executive team as a guide and mentor.
The Yes taps former MatchesFashion executive as an advisor
Kate Blythe, most recently Chief Content Officer at MatchesFashion, has been hired as an advisor to The Yes – a retail platform that partners with more than 150 brands, including Prada and Oscar de la Renta. In her new role, Blythe will oversee the platform’s brand partnerships and editorial strategy.
Eurazeo adds to its management committee
Jill Granoff, CEO of Eurazeo Brands, has been appointed to the management committee of investment company Eurazeo. Granoff joined the company in 2017 to launch Eurazeo Brands, which has invested $ 260 million in five companies in the fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and food and beverage industries.
Foot Locker announces changes in senior leadership
The shoe chain announced several changes to senior management this week. Andy Gray, formerly the Chief Merchandising Officer for North America, has been appointed in the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Frank Bracken has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of the North America region, succeeding Jake Jacobs, who will retire at the end of August. Meanwhile, Scott Martin has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of the Asia-Pacific region (succeeding Lew Kimble, who will retire after 40 years with the company), in addition to his role as Chief Strategy and Development Officer.
John Lewis appoints a new director
Nikki Humphrey, who last served as chief people officer at Virgin Atlantic, has been appointed people executive director of British department store chain John Lewis effective October 1. In her new role, Humphrey will oversee the development of a people strategy for the retail group’s 80,000 employees.
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