World Footwear


Wolverine announces next steps in planned CEO succession

Jun 24, 2021 / United States
The US-based footwear company has announced Brendan Hoffman, President and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, will succeed Blake Krueger as CEO at the year end. Krueger will become Executive Chairman

Council for Leather Exports with new Chairman

Jun 23, 2021 / India
The organisation dedicated to the trade promotion of the leather and leather products industry. The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) has elected Sanjay Leekha as its new Chairman. Rajendra Kumar Jalan has been elected as Vice-Chairman

Designer Brands announces new appointments

Jun 23, 2021 / United States
The US-based designer, producer and retailer of footwear and accessories announced two new executive appointments. Debbie Ferrée ais now President of Camuto Group and William L. Jordan President of Designer Brands Inc.

Hengst Footwear names Roelof de Leeuw CEO

Jun 18, 2021 / Netherlands
Back in May, Roelof de Leeuw became the new CEO of Hengst Footwear B.V., one of the oldest footwear companies in the Netherlands dating back to 1901. In its 120 year history, the Hengst family have always been at the wheel of the company

Crocs appoints Tracy Gardner to Board of Directors

Jun 11, 2021 / United States
The casual footwear brand for women, men and children, known for its clogs, announced that Tracy Gardner has been appointed to its Board of Directors, which has been effective since the 9th of June 2021

Ara restructures its retail divisions

Jun 8, 2021 / Germany
The Germany-based footwear group has announced a new umbrella brand, Salamander & friends, to join the retail activities of subsidiaries Salamander Germany, Schuhhaus Klauser and of Salamander International

Caleres names Jennifer Olsen Chief Marketing Officer

Jun 7, 2021 / United States
Jennifer Olsen has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Caleres, as announced by Diane Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of Caleres. Olsen, who will begin on the 28th of June, will oversee all brand marketing for Caleres including consumer analytics, media and creative

JD Sports denies exit of Peter Cowgill

Jun 3, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK-based retailer and distributor of branded sportswear and fashionwear has issued a statement to deny the comments recently made in the media with regards to the position of Peter Cowgill, its Executive Chairman

Capri: Jenna A. Hendricks promoted to Senior Vice President Chief People Officer

Jun 3, 2021 / United Kingdom
Global fashion luxury group Capri announced that Jenna A. Hendricks will be promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer effective from the 1st of June 2021 onwards

Wolverine announces new leadership appointments

Jun 2, 2021 / United States
Company and industry veteran Isabel Soriano was promoted to Executive Leadership Team to help expand international growth. Katherine Cousins appointed as Global Brand President of Sperry

Michael Kors appoints new President for the EMEA region

May 26, 2021 / EMEA
The American-founded brand announced the appointment of Robin Gendron as its new President for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Michael Kors is one of the brands of the Capri Holdings portfolio

Genesco with changes at its Board of Directors

May 26, 2021 / United States
The Nashville-based specialty retailer and branded company, which sells footwear and accessories, has announced new entries to its Board of Directors and the leaving of current directors Kathleen Mason and Marty Dickens

Amazon to hire 75 000 people

May 22, 2021 / United States
The ecommerce giant is hiring 75 000 employees across fulfilment and transportation. Amazon announced an average starting pay of over 17 US dollars per hour. New hires who show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination receive an additional 100 US dollars

Changes at Kering’s management

May 19, 2021 / France
The France-based luxury group has announced a new position of Director of Strategy and nominated Mélanie Flouquet for the position. Ginevra Elkann is leaving the Board of Directors

Parag Desai named Chief Strategy and Digital Officer at Genesco

May 15, 2021 / United States
The Nashville-based Genescoannounced that Parag Desai has been named Genesco's Senior Vice President - Chief Strategy and Digital Officer. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Strategy, and Shared Services since December 2014
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