Crocs Inc. appointed Michelle Poole as president, assuming responsibility for Americas, Asia and EMEA regional commercial teams. She will continue to lead the product design, and management, merchandising and marketing teams.
Poole, who has served as executive vice president, and chief product and merchandising officer since April, will continue to report to CEO Andrew Rees.
Crocs sells casual footwear for women, men and children. The vast majority of shoes within Crocs’ collection contains Croslite material, a proprietary, molded footwear comfort technology.
The TJX Companies said its board of directors re-elected José B. Alvarez, who previously served on the board from 2007 through 2018.
Alvarez is a member of the faculty of the Harvard Business School, which he joined in 2009 after holding various senior executive roles in the food retail industry. He served as executive vice president of global business development for Royal Ahold and served in a number of key management positions at Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover, a U.S. division of the group, from 2001 until 2008, including president and CEO.
TJX is a leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. As of Aug. 1, the company operated 4,557 stores in nine countries and four e-commerce sites. These include 1,271 T.J. Maxx, 1,134 Marshalls, 818 HomeGoods, 46 Sierra and 34 Homesense stores, as well as tjmaxx.com, marshalls.com and sierra.com in the United States, in addition to 279 Winners, 141 HomeSense and 102 Marshalls stores in Canada, and 597 T.K. Maxx and 78 Homesense stores in Europe and 57 T.K. Maxx stores in Australia.
Coupang, South Korea’s leading online retailer, appointed Kim Ki-ryung as vice president in charge of leading the company’s HR Center of Excellence (CoE).
Prior to joining Coupang, Ki-ryung served as the managing director of human resources planning at Pulmuone Foods Co. Before that, he served as CEO of all four Korean branches of major global HR consulting firms, including Mercer Korea, Hay Group Korea, Aon Korea and Towers Watson Korea.
Founded in 2010, Coupang is a global company with offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, Seattle, Seoul and Shanghai.
Hilco Merchant Resources
Hilco Merchant Resources appointed Charles M. Jayson as executive vice president of retail business development.
Jayson will focus on working with leaders in the consumer sector, developing and structuring transactions with retailers and consumer product companies to maximize return on excess assets. He also will provide advisory services spanning product development, merchandising, supply chain, global distribution and licensing programs to Hilco Global clients.
Prior to joining Hilco, Jayson held leadership roles with Tommy Hilfiger Handbags & Accessories, Oscar by Oscar de la Renta, S.T. Dupont, Andrew Marc Outerwear and Judith Ripka Jewelry.
British Fashion Council
The British Fashion Council (BFC) made four new appointments to its board of directors.
Jamie Gill, CEO of Roksanda; June Sarpong, director of creative diversity at the BBC; Scott Morrison, founder of The Boom, and Sian Westerman, senior advisor at Rothschild & Co., will join the BFC executive board as non-executive directors.
They join Stephanie Phair, chair; Dylan Jones, men’s wear chair; Caroline Rush, CEO; Laura Strain, chief operating officer; Anya Hindmarch, non-executive director, and David Pemsel, non-executive director.
Bill Huntington, president of North American wholesale men’s, kids’ and home for Ralph Lauren Corporation, was appointed to a term on the Export-Import Bank of the United States Advisory Committee.
The committee plays an important role in furthering the bank’s mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. Huntington joins 16 others appointed to the Advisory Committee for terms that will run through September 2021.
The Advisory Committee will again be chaired by Stevan Pearce, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and New Mexico House of Representatives.
Malouf added Marlon Bateman to its team as director of government relations.
Bateman’s work will help expand the reach of the Malouf Foundation and further its goal of ending child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. The Malouf Foundation focuses on educating for prevention, healing for survivors and enabling justice.
Previously, Bateman oversaw media relations and public affairs for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and held a position in communications for Oracle.
Malouf offers a wide range of innovative products including mattresses, adjustable bed bases, furniture, pillows, sheets, mattress protectors, bed frames and mattress toppers. Malouf products are available in over 15,000 retail partner locations in the U.S. and its growing international team now serves more than 25 countries.