Capri Holdings Ltd. appointed Hannah Colman as CEO of Jimmy Choo, reporting to John D. Idol, chairman and CEO of Capri Holdings.
Colman has a long knowledge and understanding of the Jimmy Choo brand, as one of company’s earliest employees joining 24 years ago as store manager in the first boutique on Motcomb Street in London. From there, she went on to serve in a number of roles, including most recently president of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and global e-commerce. Currently, she has been serving as interim CEO of Jimmy Choo.
Under Armour Inc. announced that Wes Moore was appointed to its board of directors, effective Oct. 1.
Moore is CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, a poverty-fighting nonprofit that finances over 500 organizations on the front lines serving children, families and communities. Prior to joining the Robin Hood Foundation, Moore founded and served as the CEO of BridgeEdU, a hybrid technology and coaching platform designed to increase the number of first generation and low-income students graduating from college. BridgeEdU was acquired by student financial services company Edquity in 2019.
Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Other Wes Moore,” “The Work,” and “Five Days.” He was also the host for “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and executive producer and writer for “Coming Back with Wes Moore” on PBS.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced the creation of a separately run Black advisory board that will lead CFDA’s efforts in creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable fashion industry. Spurred by recently appointed CFDA president CaSandra Diggs, the group will be led by executive board vice chairwoman and designer Tracy Reese. Other board members will include Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Samira Nasr, Netflix’s new chief marketing officer Bozoma Saint John, Fashion Tech Connects co-founder Stacie Henderson, and Martin Cooper, co-founder of The Punctilious Mr. P’s Place Cards Company.
In addition, former Vogue writer and fashion public relations executive Bonnie Morrison will join the group in a strategy role, with the aim of executing initiatives to create opportunities for Black fashion professionals and artists.
LVMH Inc., the North American division of Paris-based LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, named Corey Smith to the new position of vice president of diversity and inclusion.
Smith was most recently vice president of diversity and inclusion at Major League Baseball. He reports to Gena Smith, senior vice president of human resources and head of global executive and creative recruitment.
Target Corp. named Maurice Cooper as senior vice president of marketing.
Cooper will oversee Target’s marketing, creating plans that are guest-centric, culturally relevant and inclusive to fuel consumer affinity for Target’s brand and grow its business. He will lead the strategy and execution of brand, category and promotions marketing across paid, owned and shared media, while also overseeing key campaigns such as Holiday.
Cooper joins the company Sept. 14 and will report to Rick Gomez, Target’s executive vice president and chief marketing, digital and strategy officer.
Cooper brings significant experience and success as a strategic and innovative marketing leader, having previously served as executive vice president and chief growth and experience officer at Wingstop Restaurants, the fast-growing, fast-casual chain known for its chicken wings. In addition, Cooper has had executive brand marketing roles at Intercontinental Hotels Group and The Coca-Cola Company. Most recently, he founded and led Forward Vision Strategies, a marketing consulting firm.
The supervisory board of Printemps announced that Jean-Marc Bellaiche was appointed CEO of Printemps Group, effective Oct. 1.
Bellaiche is currently chief partnership and strategy officer at Contentsquare. He also spent more than 20 years at Boston Consulting Group, where he was senior partner and managing director and global leader for the luxury fashion, beauty and department stores sector and co-led the digital sector within retail practice.
Printemps directly owns and operates 19 department stores in France. The company also has eight Citadium stores and has become a key player in e-commerce with Citadium.com. With more than 3,500 brands, the company has annual sales of 1.7 billion euros ($2.01 billion).
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. appointed Wade E. Haddad as senior vice president (SVP) of real estate and construction.
In this new role, Haddad will be a central part of the team overseeing the comprehensive modernization of the company’s operations, unlocking value from the property portfolio while establishing the optimal network to support new omnichannel services such as buy-online-pickup-in-store (BOPIS), curbside pickup and same-day delivery. He will report to John Hartmann, chief operating officer and president of buybuy BABY, a division of Bed, Bath & Beyond, and will lead an enterprise-wide team to optimize the company’s approximately 50-million-square-foot real estate portfolio, including the store fleet across all banners, as well as its offices, distribution and fulfillment centers.
Prior to joining Bed Bath & Beyond, Haddad held several roles at Ascena Retail Group, a multi-brand retail corporation with a portfolio of several thousand stores. Most recently, he was SVP of real estate and store development.
Li & Fung
Li & Fung Limited, a leading supply-chain solutions partner for consumer brands and retailers headquartered in Hong Kong, said Deepika Rana, in addition to her current responsibilities, was appointed to the role of chief customer officer.
Rana is currently president of supply chain solutions and she will continue in that post, as well, according to a company spokeswoman.
Li & Fung said the newly created chief customer officer position serves to leverage the company’s global network in more than 50 production markets and to integrate its diverse supply chain solutions to create a keenly focused customer-centric offering.
Rana has extensive experience in strategic sourcing and operations, having started her career in J. C. Penney Purchasing Corp., India. Prior to joining Li & Fung, she was managing director of May Department Stores in India.
Mimaki Europe, a manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems for the textile and apparel markets, sign and graphics, and industrial sector, appointed Takahiro Hiraki as managing director.
Hiraki joined Mimaki Engineering in 1997 as a sales representative for the Mimaki CF-series. Over the next 20 years, he remained with Mimaki, developing his expertise in the technology and advancing his sales career in various senior positions. In 2019, Hiraki joined the board of directors and was assigned management responsibility for Mimaki Europe. Hiraki succeeds Yuji Ikeda.