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Shuffle Board: Li & Fung Names Zhu as COO, Robert Galvin Appointed CEO at Iconix

Sourcing

Li & Fung

Weizhong “Wilson” Zhu joined Li & Fung as chief operating officer and will lead operations across Li & Fung’s production platforms in more than 40 countries.

A 31-year industry veteran, Zhu brings deep experience in international trade relations and supply chain for retail and consumer products. Most recently, he co-founded the Cooper Aerobics Wellness Center in China and formerly served as chairman and CEO of inQbrands.

Zhu’s background also includes stints as chief sourcing and production officer at Gymboree, executive vice president for private brand and global sourcing at Michaels Stores Inc., and vice president for global sourcing at Hudson’s Bay Company.

Zhu was also a columnist for China’s New Fortune business magazine from 2013 to 2016, and he regularly contributes to media outlets on topics surrounding globalization, retail, management, branding and China-U.S. trade relations.

Li & Fung, the Hong Kong-headquartered multinational group, is a leading supply chain solutions partner with approximately 230 offices across more than 40 economies. It specializes in responsibly managing supply chains of high-volume, time-sensitive goods for leading retailers and brands worldwide.

Brands

Iconix

The board of directors of Iconix Brand Group Inc. appointed Robert Galvin as CEO, president and a member of the board.

Galvin most recently was chairman of Cherokee Inc., and has served in various roles, including chief operating officer and European president of Sports Brands International Ltd.; CEO of Elie Tahari, Ltd.; and president of Camuto Group. He is currently an independent director of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp., Trans World Entertainment and Lands’ End.

In employing Galvin, Iconix granted its new chief executive restricted stock units equal to the number of Iconix Brand Group common shares representing a fair market value on the date of grant of $500,000, with employment longevity provisions, as well as performance stock units also representing $500,000 on the date of grant.

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Peter Cuneo, executive chairman, had been serving as interim CEO since June, when John Haugh resigned to pursue other opportunities. Iconix Brand Group owns, licenses and markets a portfolio of consumer brands including Candie’s, Bongo, Joe Boxer, Rampage, Mudd, Mossimo, London Fog, Ocean Pacific, Danskin, Rocawear, Starter, Ecko Unltd. and Marc Ecko.

Outdoor Industry Association

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), which represents outdoor brands and retailers, announced Patricia Rojas-Ungar will lead its advocacy agenda as vice president of government affairs. Rojas-Ungar previously served as vice president of public affairs at the U.S. Travel Association.

In her new role leading OIA’s Washington, D.C., office, Rojas-Ungar will manage OIA’s overall government affairs programs, including efforts to protect and fund outdoor recreation and lands; inform federal, state and local elected officials about the outdoor industry’s outsized economic impact; support sensible and smart tariff reforms; and champion meaningful climate change mitigation strategies.

In past roles, Rojas-Ungar has worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on key federal policies, such as the DREAM Act and the 9/11 Commission reforms. Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, OIA is a key trade association for the outdoor industry.

Retail

Macy’s

Macy’s Inc. appointed David Abney, chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service (UPS), to its board of directors, effective Oct. 25.

Abney has held his current posts since 2016 and 2014, respectively. He previously served as chief operating officer since 2007 overseeing logistics, sustainability and engineering across the UPS transportation network.

Abney, whose appointment brings Macy’s board of directors to 11 members, will serve on its Compensation and Management Development Committee.