Luxury fashion brand Givenchy has recruited Christine Edman to head up its Japan operations on behalf of the French maison.
Effective June 16, Edman has taken of the role of Givenchy Japan president and CEO, under the helm of the Paris-based parent firm LVMH Group. She replaces Seiko Masuda, former president and CEO of Givenchy Japan. It has not been disclosed where Masuda will be heading to.
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Most recently, Edman served as president of H&M Japan, in which she managed the Swedish retailer’s operations and expansion across Japan, before retiring form H&M last year. She took up the Japanese chief role in 2008, after serving for one year as H&M area manager for Hong Kong.
Prior to that, Edman served as business development manager, and then a marketing consultant, for Aunt Stella in Japan, after serving as an assistant brand manager for Mattel Japan for two years, after graduating.
Edman is an MBA graduate from the Stockholm School of Economics and received her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, USA.