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Kipling appoints new head of EMEA


VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, announced the appointment of Markus Hamm as Vice President and General Manager, Kipling EMEA, effective 1st April, 2020.

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He will be based in Antwerp, Belgium where the brands’ marketing and sales operations are based and will report to Vera Breuer, Global President Kipling.

“The Kipling team is excited to welcome Markus onboard. With many years of market experience and a successful track record across Sales, Marketing and Digital, combined with excellent leadership skills, he is the perfect fit to lead our brand growth in the region,” said Vera Breuer.

After joining VF in 2004, Markus Hamm held various key sales positions for Jansport® and Eastpak®, including Sales Director, DTC & Strategic Accounts Director and most recently taking over Wholesale, Strategic Accounts, Sales Operations and Digital for the Eastpak brand.

“I am thrilled to start this new chapter of my career at VF joining the Kipling EMEA organization. I see great opportunities to expand Kipling’s brand growth in the region, in alignment with the brand’s creative vision of ‘Live.Light’,” said Markus Hamm.

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Markus Hamm will be responsible for leading the Kipling EMEA organization, maximizing business and financial objectives and overseeing the general execution for all functions.