Retail in Asia


VF Corp realigns EMEA, APAC leadership

U.S. apparel firm VF Corporation has revealed new changes in its leadership team in the EMEA and APAC regions, in move that will Martino Scabbia Guerrini take on an expanded role as executive vice president, president EMEA, APAC and Emerging Brands.

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The owner of The North Face, Timberland, Vans and Supreme said the new role will enable stronger alignment across the regional leadership teams in EMEA and APAC, as well as strengthening key account management and new growth opportunities between the two regions.

 “I am happy to work even closer with Winnie Ma, president, APAC, and with the entire APAC team to share best practices and account management opportunities to make the VF International business even stronger. And I am proud of each brand leader who has received a new leadership appointment in EMEA,” said Guerrini.

“We’re thankful to Jan for having driven The North Face brand’s amazing business momentum in the EMEA region during the past few years and we are truly pleased to offer Mariano and Nina new leadership opportunities so they can continue to bring their capabilities to develop a thriving business. We wish them all the best on their new assignments.”

Coinciding with the news, VF Corp. said its current general manager of Timberland EMEA, Mariano Alonso will take on the role of general manager of The North Face EMEA.

Moreover,  Nina Flood, president of VF Global Packs (Eastpak, JanSport, and Kipling) will succeed Alonso as general manager of Timberland EMEA.

The changes come as Jan Van Leeuwen, current general manager of The North Face EMEA, was named general manager of the Americas for The North Face, in October.

Most recently, VF Corp. announced in December its chairman, president and chief executive officer Steve Rendle is retiring.

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The company’s lead independent director, Benno Dorer, was named interim chief executive, effective immediately. Richard Carucci, a director on the board since 2009, will serve as interim chairman of the board.